2000s: War on Terror
President George W. Bush then was elected in January 20, 2001 through January 20, 2009. He was able to double the National Health Institutions research budget. Many civilians did not appreciate President Bush after the War on Terror began in Iraq.
President Barack Obama was elected January 20, 2009 and is still currently serving. He is well known for his movement in the Obamacare.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Ensuring that no child was left behind in learning capabilities.
Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008
Ensured that employers were not discriminatory based on genetic information
The Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act of 2008
Provides sound information to parents who have received prenatal testing, that resulted in a positive test in Down Syndrome, or other prenatally and postnatally diagnoses of their children.
The Affordable Care Act of 2010
Health reform law that ensures their are no discriminatory actions being taken because of a person with a disability.
Critical Supreme Court Decisions
Wars and Defense Decisions
War In Afghanistan
War in Iraq
Items began to increase in cost throughout the decade. Gasoline increased at 158% between the beginning of the decade to the end. An aspect that doesn't seem to follow what is expected is that people made a lot less of an average wage than the decade before it. Inflation began to play a huge factor. Entertainment spanned a great distance as video game counsels became more popular, tv entertainment, and music created a new pass time for children throughout adulthood. With a changing society came a change in fashion. Teenage girls wore less conservative clothing, and teenage boys stayed with the typical jeans and a t-shirt. This decade is similar in ways as we live today, as there hasn't been to drastic of a change from this decade to the next.