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Events of the 2000s

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These are the 20 most significant events in the U.S. during the decade of the 2000s.

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9/11 Report Abuse
Perhaps the worst day in American history.
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Shuttle Columbia disintegrates on re-entry--2003 Report Abuse
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Hurricane Katrina--2005 Report Abuse
One of the worst natural disasters in history nearly wiped the city of New Orleans off the map.
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Ronald Reagan dies--2004 Report Abuse
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USS Cole bombed--2000 Report Abuse
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U.S. invades Iraq, leading to capture of Saddam Hussein--2003 Report Abuse
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Bush-Gore presidential election Report Abuse
It took weeks, several recounts and the Supreme Court to final settle this hotly contested race.
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Virginia Tech massacre--2007 Report Abuse
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In response to 9/11--Homeland Security and Patriot Act--2001 Report Abuse
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American Flight 587 crashes in Queens; kills 265--2001 Report Abuse
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No Child Left Behind Act--2001 Report Abuse
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Facebook launched--2004 Report Abuse
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Super Tuesday tornado outbreak kills 60 Report Abuse
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I-35 bridge collapse in Minneapolis--2007 Report Abuse
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Global financial crisis--2008 Report Abuse
The country's economy is still recovery four years later.
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Congress approves $787 billion stimulus package--2008 Report Abuse
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Massachusetts is first state to legalize same-sex marriage--2004 Report Abuse
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Michael Jackson dies--2009 Report Abuse
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Barack Obama elected president Report Abuse
The U.S. elects its first African-American president.
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Nancy Pelosi becomes first woman House Speaker--2007 Report Abuse
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