Problems and triumphs in the U.S.

By: Jackson Hicks

Election of 2008

The election of 2008 would definitely be considered a triumph. America elected their first African American President, and later, we re-elected him. The first African American president is Barack Obama. Obama was elected over the republican John McCain. Obama had 365 electoral votes, and McCain had just 175. The election took place on November 4, 2008.

Effects of 9/11 after the attacks

There have been many lasting effects that came along after 9/11 happened. One of the biggest changes America had to make was the stricter airport security. Another big thing that happened since 9/11 was the Afghanistan war. This war began on October 7, 2001 in response to the attacks. Another lasting effect is the stricter surveillance. Since the attacks, we have completely revamped surveillance at the airport, schools, roads, etc. One more lasting effect is the patriot act extension. The extension added more protection and better surveillance against terrorism.

The War in Iraq/ Afghanistan War

The war in Afghanistan began in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The main people and groups Americans were going for was Osama Bin Ladin, and Saddam Hussein. Osama Bin Laden was the man who organized the 9/11 terrorist attacks. And Saddam Hussein wanted to take over Kuwait. The war in Iraq began march 20, 2003.

The Afghanistan war began October 7, 2001