U.S. History Timeline 2001-

Year Body Era Subjects Country State
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
2002

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
2008

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
2008

Barack Obama of Illinois is elected the forty-fourth President of the U.S. on November 4.

2001-2010 politics United States Illinois
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
2010

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.