Into a New Century

  • Revolution in Agriculture

    Revolution in Agriculture
    In 1900, 50 percent of the labor force worked on farms. At the end of the century, only 2 percent did.
  • The World Bank

    The World Bank
    The World Bank was founded in 1944 to help rebuild war-torn Europe. It still handles reconstruction efforts, as it did in India following a 2001 earthquake.
  • First Modern Computer

    First Modern Computer
    The United States funded research that led to the creation of the first modern computer in 1946. This huge magine occupied the entire basement of the research lab. It calculated artillery ranges and performed computations for the atomic bomb.
  • Affirmative Action

    The Affirmative Action is also know as the improving opportunities for women and minorities by giving them school and job applications.
  • A Communications Revolution

    A Communications Revolution
    Satellite technology was used in the 1970s by buisnessmen Ted Turner to run the first "superstation", broadcasting into cable equipped households across the country. It was originally developed for military purposes during the Cold War.
  • The Internet is Born

    The Internet is Born
    By the 1980s, the Internet, or World Wide Web, had been born, reaching the general public in the 1990s. The Web made communication and access to information almost instantaneous. This transformed commerce, education, research, and entertainment. The impact has been especially great on people living in rural areas.
  • Technology Transformed Buisness and Industry

    Technology Transformed Buisness and Industry
    By the 1980s, computers were transforming industries, research labs, and business. Personal computers could perform many different tasks but were small and simple enough for the average person to use.
  • Intervening in Somalia and Haiti

    Intervening in Somalia and Haiti
    In the late 1980s, civil war broke out in Somalia. By 1991, the government had disintegrated and the fighting had caused widespread famine. In 1992, the United States led a multinational force, later joined by the UN, to bring about peace and distribute food. The coalition fell apart in 1994 when several countries, including the United States, suffered steep casualty rates and withdrew their troops. Eventually, the UN also withdrew, and civil war dragged on for several more years.
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    Immigrants

    As a result, the period from the 1990s to the 2000s saw the largest numbers of immigrants in the country's history. During that time, almost one million immigrants arrived in America each year from all over the globe, representing a wide variety of cultures and religions. Today, immigrants account for more than 10 percent of the total American population.
  • Intervening in Haiti

    Intervening in Haiti
    In 1990, Haitians brought Jean-Bertrand Aristide to the presidency, in the nation's first free elections. Thousands of Haitians left the country by boat to immigrate to the United States as political refugees. Many were sent back by American immigration officials, causing a public outcry.
  • Dealing With Terrorism

    Dealing With Terrorism
    By the late 1990s, Osama Bin Laden had formed al Qaeda with the purpose of ending American involvement in Muslim countries. Five years after the U.S. bombing, al Qaeda set off car bombs at American embassies in Nairobi, more than 5,500 others.
  • Democrats nominate Clinton for the 1992 presidential election

    Democrats nominate Clinton for the 1992  presidential election
    The democrat party chooses Clinton to represent them in the 1992 presidential election race.
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

    North American Free Trade  Agreement (NAFTA)
    In 1992 President Bsuh signed the North American Free Trade Agreement, a direct response to the European Union. It called for a gradual removal of trade restrictions among the United States, Canada, and Mexico. NAFTA's supporters maintained that creating a free trade zone in North America would promote economic growth, reduce prices, increase exports, and encourage economic investment.
  • Family Medical Leave Act

    Family Medical Leave Act
    The Family Medical Leave Act is a United States federal law requiring covered employers to provide employees job-protected and unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons
  • Dealing With Terrorism

    Dealing With Terrorism
    In 1993, a terrorist group called al Qaeda exploded a bomb in the World Trade Center in New York City, killing six people and injuring more than one thousand others. Al Qaeda was led by a wealthy Saudi buisinessman named Osama Bin Laden.
  • European Union

    European Union
    In 1993, a number of European nations established the European Union (EU) to coordinate monetary and economic policies.
  • Brady Bill

    Brady Bill
    The Brady Act requires that background checks be conducted on individuas may be purchased from a federally licensed dealer, manufacturer or importer.
  • Clinton sent American troops

    Clinton sent American troops
    In 1994, Clinton sent American troops to Haiti to restore Aristide to power. Although American action improved the situation, within a decade Haiti faced a sinking economy and rising rates of disease and crime.
  • Violence Against Women Act

    The Act provides $1.6 billion toward investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women, imposes automatic and mandatory restitution on those convicted, and allows civil redress in cases prosecutors chose to leave unprosecuted.
  • Expanding Global Trade

    Expanding Global Trade
    Clinton signed the revision of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the accords of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995. GATT's goal was to reduce tariffs to promote free trade. The WTO replaced GATT, expanding the organization's authority to negotiate trade agreements, settle disputes, and enforce compliance with them.
  • NATO Forces

    NATO Forces
    In the late summer of 1995, Clinton encouraged NATO to bomb Serbian strongholds. This was the first time the organization had gone into combat, and its use of force quickly brought about a case-fire.
  • Dayton Accords

    Dayton Accords
    In December 1995, the Dayton Accords established a federated, multinational Bosnia. Although the ethnic cleansing had ended, the enforced peace had not soled the problems of the region.
  • Kosovo

    Kosovo
    In 1998, violence flared up a new this time in Kosovo, a Serbian province on the Adriatic Sea. The fighting once again involved ethnic cleansing and also spread to the neighboring countries of Macedonia and Albania. NATO forced Serbs to withdraw from Kosovo.
  • Bush vs AL Gore Jr for 2000 presidential campaing.

    Bush vs AL Gore Jr for 2000 presidential campaing.
    Bush represents the republicans while Al Gore Jr represents the democratic party.
  • Asian Population

    Asian Population
    In 2000, Asians were nearly 23 percent of the total immigrant population, with the largest numbers coming from China, the Philippines, and India. The majority of Asian immigrants have settled in California, adding to the large Asian population in that state.
  • Latinos Exert Their Influence

    Latinos Exert Their Influence
    In 200, 27 percent of the total immigrant population were Mexicans, with people from the Caribbean and Central America making up almost 17 percent. Mexicans and Central Americans settled largely in the South and Southwest. Caribbean immigrants, many of them Cubans, settled in Florida.
  • Dealing With Terrorism

    Dealing With Terrorism
    In 2000, al Qaeda bombed the USS Cole, an American warship anchored off the coast of Yemen, killing 17 American sailors.These attacks angered Americans and frustrated politicians, who were learning that fighting terrorism would be extremely difficult.
  • Trying for Peace in Israel

    Trying for Peace in Israel
    In 200, Clinton invited Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat and Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak to Camp David to work on a peace agreement. They came close to signing one, but Arafat was not satisfied with any of the proposals. Back in Israel, Barak was ousted by Ariel Sharon, a "hawk" who opposed any concessions to the Palestinians.
  • Bush v. Gore

    Bush v. Gore
    On December 12, 2000, Gore conceded defeat, and Bush delivered a conciliatory victory speech.
  • Bush becomes president

    Bush becomes president
    Bush was awarded with 271 electoral votes and was named the new President of the United States.
  • Bush Presidency

    Bush Presidency
    The 2002 No Child Left Behind Act penalized schools that did not reach federal performance standards. It also called for improving teacher quality and other reforms.
  • Twin Tower Attack

    Twin Tower Attack
    The World Trade Center in New York is destroyed because two airplanes were taken over and crashed against the towers.
  • Bush Presidency

    Bush Presidency
    In 2001, Bush pushed a highly controversial $1.3 trillion tax cut through Congress. The tax cut put more money in the hands of consumers. But most of the benefits of the tax cut went to the wealthiest Americans. As a result, the federal budget deficit increased.
  • Patriot Act

    Patriot Act
    The act, as a response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, significantly reduced restrictions in law enforcement agencies' gathering of intelligence within the United States; expanded the Secretary of the Treasury’s authority to regulate financial transactions, particularly those involving foreign individuals and entities; and broadened the discretion of law enforcement and immigration authorities in detaining and deporting immigrants suspected of terrorism-related acts. The act also exp
  • No Child Left Behind Act

    No Child Left Behind Act
    is a United States Act of Congress that is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which included Title I, the government's flagship aid program for disadvantaged students. The Act requires states to develop assessments in basic skills. States must give these assessments to all students at select grade levels in order to receive federal school funding.
  • An Election Controversy

    An Election Controversy
    The year 2000 brought an end to Clinton's two terms as President. Clinton's legacy of a strong economy coupled with a personal scandal polarized voters.
  • United States Department of Homeland Security

    United States Department of Homeland Security
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the United States federal government, created in response to the September 11 attacks, and with the primary responsibilities of protecting the United States of America and U.S. territories (including protectorates) from and responding to terrorist attacks, man-made accidents, and natural disasters.
  • Bush Presidency

    Bush Presidency
    In 2003, Congress extended Medicare to cover prescription drugs for senior citizens. The measure was controversial. It was expensive, and many seniors found its provisions confusing and its coverage inadequate.
  • Bush Wins reelection

    Bush Wins reelection
    Bush wins the presidental race yet again and is there for a second term.
  • Trying for Peace in Israel

    Trying for Peace in Israel
    In 2005, Sharon withdrew all Israeli settlers from Gaza. Palestinian suicidebombings increased, and with them so did crackdowns by the Israeli military.
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina
    Hurricane Katrinas hits the U.S and they respond very slow to the situation which made recovery worse
  • Saddam Husein executed.

    Saddam Husein executed.
    Saddamn Husein was tried and executed.
  • Obama wins the election

    Obama wins the election
    Barack Obama became the 44th U.S president and the first African American to hold office.
  • Sonia Sotomayor

    Sonia Sotomayor
    Was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Obama and later was accepted. Sotomayor is the Court's 111th justice, its first Hispanic justice, and its third female justice
  • HealthCare Bill

    HealthCare Bill
    the Healthcare bill is a law that was enacted by the 111th United States Congress, by means of the reconciliation process, in order to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
  • Osama bin Laden's death

    Osama bin Laden's death
    President Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden. The operation, code-named Operation Neptune Spear, was ordered by United States President Barack Obama and carried out in a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operation by a team of United States Navy SEALs from the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group.of the Joint Special Operations Command, with support from CIA operatives on the ground.
  • The $787 billion, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

    The $787 billion, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
    The approximate cost of the economic stimulus package was estimated to be $787 billion at the time of passage, later revised to $831 billion between 2009 and 2019.The Act included direct spending in infrastructure, education, health, and energy, federal tax incentives, and expansion of unemployment benefits and other social welfare provisions.