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 2001-2010 the environment United States Louisiana
2007 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 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 2001-2010 the environment N.A. N.A.