What's Happening in the U.S.?
Let's explore the 2000's, Modern America
Election of 2008
- John McCain ran on the opposite Republican ticket
- Obama aimed to raise taxes on the rich and provide insurance to America's workforce
- McCain was a conservative who aimed to balance the nation's budget and make abortion illegal.
- Obama won and became the U.S.'s 44th and first African American president.
War in Afghanistan
- Longest running war in U.S. history
- Osama Bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda, was finally assassinated in 2011 in Pakistan
- Obama made it part of his main goals to get troops out of Afghanistan, and in 2011 they started to move out