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Table Of Contents Education …….. 2 Fashion …….. 3 Film & Theater…….. 5 Food…….. 6 Culture …….. 8 Sports…….. 9 Music…….. 10 Way We Lived…….. 11 Government/ Politics…….. 13 Law/Justice…….. 15 Domestic Affairs…….. 16-17 Foreign Affairs…….. 19-20 Game…….. 21 Celebrity Gossip…….. 22 Book Review…….. 23 References …….. 25

Education On June 8, 2002 the No Child Left Behind Act was put in place under president Bush. This held schools accountable for student achievement levels. Penalties would be provided for schools that do not make a visible yearly progress. The Higher Education Act of 1965 was reauthorized. This act helps students who come from a low or middle income background to attend a higher education institute. The reauthorization of the act increased funds and programs for students who need it. On April 16, 2007 their was a shooting at Virginia Tech. This would be one of the most deadly shooting in America. 32 people were killed by Seung Hui Cho , who was a Senior attending Virginia Tech. He majored in English, and had previously been in a mental hospital after making suicidal comments to his roomates. He walked into the building locking all the main entrance doors, and went from classroom to classroom. He brought handguns rather than an Assault Rifle. He later killed himself with a gun. Students later stated, that he was a loner and had a history of mental health problems. JP Dare

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The 2000s is usually known as the “mashup decade”. It was very different from the 90’s because it was not as minimalist. There was more colors and patterns being incorporated. It also included more ethnic clothing. It also became a little more feminine because more miniskirts and short shirts were being used by Women. There was also more animal prints and skins being used, which caused a lot of controversy Because some people did not agree on people using real animal skin. Some very famous designers were Coco Chanell, Tom Ford, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace, and Ralph Lauren.


Men’s fashion was very different from what it is now. There was a lot of athletic wear being incorporated in this decade. Denim was also being used a lot, not only by men. Collared shirts were very important to include in any outfit. They would layer many collared shirts and make all the collars stand up, like the picture shows. For the hair, they used A LOT of hair gel to make their hair spiked up.



Film & Theatre Film and theatre was booming in the 2000’s and was the year timeless classics were introduced into theatres including Gladiator and Cast away. Movie culture was popular at the time and people regularly went to catch the newest film on the big screen. The 2000’s was a popular period of time for Broadway since shows including Wicked, Legally Blonde the Musical, and Marry Poppins were drawing a crowd of people into the theatre. Tickets to these shows became sought after by many since the shows themselves were unforgettable experiences.

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Both Film and theatre was developed and changed drastically into the Movies and Broadway performances we enjoy today.

Food of the 2000’s Food culture especially What was popular at The time was Established by current Events during the Decade and what people wanted to eat. In the fall of 2001, America meets accessible Rachael Ray as 30 Minute Meals debuts on Food Network. Today Ray's empire includes her eponymous magazine, Everyday with Rachael Ray; a nationally syndicated talk show; cookware; and branded EVOO (extra virgin olive oil, for those not familiar with the Ray lexicon). Another food movement was that grains were becoming increasingly popular throughout the country. In 2008 more than 2,800 new whole grain products are introduced to the worldwide market, a 1,658% increase over the year 2000.



Culture of the 2000’s The Ipod was one of the most influential and important inventions of the decade. Made by Apple, this device allowed people to take music with them wherever they go and had massive effects on the future of apple and the global economy. In 2006, Ipod manufacturing employed 27,250 people overseas and 13,920 in the U.S. This is however minuscule to the numbers that will later present themselves when the Ipad and Iphone become available to the The USB drive was also public. growing in popularity after being invented early in the decade. It allowed the user to store information on many different documents at once. It was very portable and it only ever had a negative effect on society because it could carry viruses and was easy to misplace

Sports Although surfing is one of the less followed sports, some of the craziest things happen. Back in 2005, one of the best and well known surfers Kelly Slater achieved the impossible. In the Billabong Pro Tahiti, he was able to beat his previous combined score of 19.93, and get two perfect scores for a total of 20.00. Even if you don’t follow jjjjjjjjjjj Tennis, you’ve most likely jjjj heard of Serena Williams. She became famous when she entered the Australian Open ranked 81st globally, but was able to take home the victory. The Boston Red Sox had a well known curse. Supposedly, they would never be able to win a world series again because of this curse. In 2004 however, after 86 years, they were finally able to win a world series, beating the St. Louis Cardinals. In Beijing China, during the 2008 Olympics, Michael Phelps earned his fame. People called him the most decorated athlete their. Walking around with eight of his gold medals, that were won in every event he competed in. JP Dare


Music in the 2000’s was much like the one in the 90’s. The genre that dominated the industry was definitely Hip-Hop. Some Hip-Hop artist that were very famous in this decade were Eminem, Missy Elliot, Lil Wayne and many more. The music was inspired by technology, and new genres like techno and alternative music were popular. Pop was also a popular genre, with artist such as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, and Lady Gaga marked pop music. Latin music was a big part of the culture. Reggaeton was very popular and was listened to a lot in the 2000’s, some songs such as “La Gasolina” were a huge hit and is still one now. Some of the songs that topped the Billboard List were “What a Girl Wants”, “Say my Name”, “Maria Maria”, “Doesn't really matter” and “Music”. Additionally, the creation and the usage of Napster was done in the early 2000’s. Napster was the first free internet song sharing service. It then faced a huge lawsuit from the music industry. They were suing because of copyright violation. It soon shut down in 2002. Eva Cazar.

Way of Life in 2000’s The turn of the century just happened, and everyone is excited for all this predicted technology of flying cars and hoverboards, all this will be achievable now. An internet has been created, and new phones and other smart devices are being created everyday. Everyone was attached to their device, checking MySpace and later in 2010 finally instagram, the new and improved MySpace. With the invention of the Ipod and the itunes store, a new music platform was available, and a new generation of music was born. This would lead to many other music streaming platforms being created later. With the iphone came apps. Creators could sell and advertise their apps to make money, and a whole new business was created. Many technology jobs would also be required now because of this.

Government/Politics The decade went through with an election where George W Bush Won. He was the president from 2001-2009. Bush was a Republican. He is mostly known for being the president during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. This was a tragedy for the US and he had to act fast and in a way that would assure that this would never happen again. His response was the invasion of Afghanistan. He is also known for the invasion of Iraq and how they overthrew the dictator, Saddam Hussein in the Second Gulf War. Hurricane Katrina hit the US. Many argue that he didn't do much and whatever he did do was very late. It was a huge controversy because he was on vacation and photos were shown of him in California playing a guitar while there was a huge hurricane. In 2008, the economy went down, and it was affecting Wall Street, housing and unemployment. 2009 was a huge year for the US government. Just as the decade was ending, the first African- American President had been elected in the US. This marked the start of a new era and gave hope to many.

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Law and Justice

Many acts and bills were passed during the 2000s. Here 3 will be explained. The first one is the Legal Immigration Family equity act (LIFE). This act protected The child and spouses of citizens and residents of the United states. It let these people adjust their legal status without leaving the US. The act’s purpose is to not separate families in the US. Another important act passed was the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (AJCA). The act basically repealed the Export Tax Incentive (ETI). ETI had already been declared illegal by the World Trade OrganizAtion. The last act that will be talked about is The Education Welfare Act of 2000. This act ensures the right to every children to attend school, and if they don't, they have to receive it someway. It focuses mainly on school attendance and how much a kid has to go to school for and, the states right to supervise home education. The mandatory age is 6-16. Anybody that is a resident or citizen in a state that is older than 6 years old has to follow this act. It also states that schools have to register the kids and has to check attendance and make sure he/she is coming to school. The act also established the National Education Welfare Board. Eva Cazar

c i t s e m o D s r i a f f A Former President Bush was responsible for many of the policies and acts made during this time period since he was in office. It began with the Bush Tax Cuts which was what he promised to do during his presidential campaign. Early in his administration, he was successful but critics argue that it allowed for the national debt and budget deficit to increase. Moving on to education, Bush made the No Child Left Behind act which allowed the federal government to have more control over schools and made children grades 3-8 to take mandatory reading and math tests. In regards to National Security, the department of homeland security was established following the events of 9/11 in order to prevent future terrorism in the U.S. The Patriot act was also established which made investigatory resources easier for police by giving them restrictions on searching telephones, e-mail, and health records. Finally the Economy was not fantastic especially in 2008 with the financial crisis. The economy had entered the worst downfall since the Great Depression. The recession was caused by by a housing crisis and risky investment practices. It resulted in high unemployment, investment bank failures, losses in the stock market, and hardships on many American families. It was called “the Great Recession�.

Domestic Affairs continued... Early on in the decade, Bush signed the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 which was a sweeping piece of tax legislation that lowered taxes which people were happy about at the time. Bush also enacted the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003. Both these acts were known as the “Bush Tax Cuts�. As discussed before, The No child left behind act was an important step in ensuring that the future of the country was going to be smart and educated. Some downsides of this is act is federal underfunding because the tragedy is that these long overdue reforms are finally in place, but the funds are not. This resulted to most states being constrained to make budget cuts in non-tested school subjects, such as foreign languages, science, art and social studies, as well as in school supplies, books and field trips.

n g i e r o F s r i a f f A On September 11th, 2001 there was a terrorist attack on the Twin Towers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington D.C . The missions were started by al-Qaeda, an Islamic terrorist group. They hijacked 4 planes, killing the pilots and holding the passengers hostage. The terrorists then flew the planes into the buildings at the World Trade Center in New York, causing the Twin Towers to collapse and major destruction of the Pentagon. All of the passengers in the hijacked planes died upon the impact of the crashes, and thousands of others died in the resulting aftermath. As the planes crashed into the building, people became trapped in masses of smoke and flames. Many people decided to jump from the 1,300 foot tall building to their deaths, knowing that there was no hope for them staying inside the towers. In total, 3,000 Americans lost their lives in this attack. The 9-11 attacks caused shock, fear, and anger in many Americans. This event created extreme tension between America and Islamic nations, such as Iraq and Saudi Arabia, which was the birthplace of Osama Bin Laden.

The man in charge of organizing the 9-11 terrorist attacks. In the same year, just a month after in October of 2001, President Bush enforced an antiterrorism bill into law. This law let the government detain any foreigner who they suspected could bet a terrorist for up to 7 days without charging them of any crime. In order to keep terrorism out of the country, the federal government also increased its airport security. The 9-11 attacks created a widespread sense of distrust and worry in airports all over America, and this directly led to new quotas on airport security. In order to combat the growing tension and fear, one of the changes that was made to airport security was the creation of the US Transportation Security Administration, or the TSA. The TSA allowed for people to be selected in US airports to get full body screening to make sure that they are not carrying any explosives or weapons. The TSA also increased the technology of screening units for passengers, switching to advanced imaging technology equipment. After assassinating Osama, a new leader came to power named Saddam Hussein. Troops were sent in order to fight off his terrorist organization. The fighting continued for many years, and neither side has won. More extremist terrorist groups rose up as well and are still fighting for power.


Celebrity Gossip In the early 2000’s it was all about Hilary Duff vs Lindsay Lohan. At this time, they were both doing very well, Lindsay Lohan was in Mean Girls and Hilary Duff was Lizzie Mcguire. And what could they be fighting about? Aaron Carter. So it all started with Hilary Duff. Aaron guest starred in her tv show when they were about 13, and started dating. They dated for about 2 years, but then Aaron started a relationship with Lindsay Lohan. But it ended when Aaron was accused of cheating. This is when it all started, apparently they were each kept showing up at eachothers movies premiere. And in 2004, Lindsay apparently called a past costar, that was then doing a movie with Hilary to talk trash about her! Then Lindsay went to SNL and made fun of Hilary when there was a monologue about her, and Hilary responded in an interview “I'm not here to talk bad about her like she does about me”, and banned her from coming to the “Another Cinderella Story” premiere. They both allegedly apologized back then but they both said that it made no effect and they were both rude at each other. Now they have both talked publicly and said that this is all in the past and they are now adults. Eva Cazar

Book Review: Hunger Games The Hunger Games is a thrilling book written by Suzanne Collins. The story is about a United States that is divided into 12 districts. Katniss Everdeen takes the place of her sister to take place in the Hunger Games, where 24 “tributes� are selected, 2 from each district. This is a very dramatic book but very exciting to read. The book is extremely intense, this is why its not recommended for very young people because there is dramatic scenes, for example when a wolf is slowly eating a tribute. This is an extremely well written book that has a lot of detail. This is good because it leaves the reader engaged in what is happening, you feel like you are actually experiencing all of it. The reader will not be able to put this book down! Eva Cazar

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