U.S. History Timeline 2001-
|2001||Simultaneous coordinated terrorist attacks take place on New York City and Washington D.C. on September 11 which kill 2,998 Americans and 327 nationals from 53 other countries.||2001-2010||violence & terrorism||United States||New York|
The "No Child Left Behind" Act is signed into law by President George W. Bush on January 8.
|2001-2010||education||United States||District of Columbia|
|2002||The Department of Homeland Security is created on November 25.||2001-2010||national security||United States||District of Columbia|
|2004||On February 4, Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg launches Facebook.com which eventually becomes the world's largest social media website.||2001-2010||science & technology||United States||Massachusetts|
|2005||On August 29, Hurricane Katrina lands on the Gulf Coast initiating a series of events which destroy much of New Orleans and result in the death of 1,836 people.||2001-2010||the environment||United States||Louisiana|
|2007||On June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court in Parents Involved in Community School v. Seattle School District, No. 1, declares that establishing racial balance in schools is not a compelling state interest. This landmark decision restricts racial diversity programs.||2001-2010||education||United States||District of Columbia|
U.S. financial markets crash on October 6, the beginning of the "Great Recession of 2008-2012."
|2001-2010||the economy||United States||New York|
Barack Obama of Illinois is elected the forty-fourth President of the U.S. on November 4.
|2010||On March 22, President Obama signs the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act into law.||2001-2010||social reform||United States||District of Columbia|
The twenty-third U.S. census reveals that the nation's population on April 1 is 308,745,538.
|2001-2010||population||United States||District of Columbia|
|2010||Deepwater Horizon oil well spill in the Gulf of Mexico begins on April 20 and causes an environmental and economic crisis for the Gulf of Mexico region of the United States. The well is finally capped on July 15 and sealed on September 19.||2001-2010||the environment||N.A.||N.A.|