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Table of Contents By: Thiago Lorenzo

Pg. 3-4 : Music (Emma) Pg. 5 : Culture (Thiago) Pg. 6 : Food (Mack) Pg. 8 : Education (Mack) Pg. 10 : Politics (Bruno) Pg. 12 : Sports (Thiago) Pg. 14 : Fashion (Mack) Pg. 16 : Way of Life (Thiago) Pg. 17 : Foreign Affairs (Bruno) Pg. 18 : Law and Order (Bruno) Pg. 19: Domestic Affairs (Emma) Pg. 20-21: Puzzle Games (Thiago) Pg. 22: Book Review (Mack) Pg. 23: Celebrity Gossip (Emma)

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Music By Emma-Grace Delvillar Music during the 2000s was much of an pop era. Most of the music was found on CDs or through new IPod. Britney Spears was incredibly prosperous in the 2000s. Hit singles such as “Oops!... I Did It Again”, “Toxic” and “Circus”came out in the 2000s. Her single "Womanizer" reached No. 1 on the US, Canada, France, and Swedish charts. Four out of the five albums that were released in the 2000s reached Number 1 in the US charts. Another music pop star, Lady Gaga, debuted her first album, The Fame, on October 28, 2008. It hit No. 1 on the UK and Switzerland charts and No. 2 on the US charts. Other popular artists include Destiny’s Child, Green Day, Nickelback, NSYNC and Backstreet Boys. Besides the rising of musicians, there were many beloved stars that died in the 2000s including Johnny Cash, George Harrison and Michael Jackson. Pg. 3

Johnny Cash was born on February 26, 1932 in Kingsland, Arkansa, USA . His music was usually accompanied by the guitar and the bass. He recorded for Sam Phillips’ Sun label in the 1950s, where he produced his first song called “Cry, Cry, Cry”. His wife, June Carter, helped stop his drug abuse and drinking. She then died on May 15, 2003. He later died from his battle with diabetes. George Harrison was born on February 25, 1943 in Liverpool, England. He created a band to play with his schoolmates to play at clubs. The Beatles, became the biggest rock band around the world. He would play the lead guitar and sometimes the lead vocals. He was known as the Quiet Beatles but had sung lead vocals in the popular song, “Here Comes the Sun”. Harrison the died on November 29, 2001 from cancer. Another star lost in the 2000s was Michael Jackson. He was born on August 29, 1958. As being the biggest pop star that was young and black, he broke barriers and force media to notice him. His music includes “Thriller”, “P.Y.T” and “Billie Jean”. Jackson died on June 25th, 2009 from supposed cardiac arrest. His death devastated people all over the world.

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Culture By: Thiago Lorenzo The 2000s was a very innovative decade for technology. The iPhone was one of the main attractions of the decade, first introduced in 2007. It was the first cell phone to be capable of just calling. Video Games also had a very large boom, especially with the release of the Wii Nintendo. Architecture advanced but also suffered during this decade. The Twin Towers were landmarks and milestones for humanity, and after 9/11, architecture suffered a serious attack. In 2004, the Taipei 101 became the tallest buildings on Earth, which got overtaken by the Burj Khalifa in 2010. Many new skyscrapers began being built including the One World Trade Center, in Manhattan. London was a very important architectural site, significant buildings constructed in the 2000’s include the Wembley Stadium and the Millenium Bridge.

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Food By : Mack Macey I’m about to list the ten top foods that really define the 2000’s. Bacon, cupcakes, Fruit smoothies, Watermelon, Sliders, Creme Brulee, Cake pops, Giant Hunks of Meat (No-Carb/Atkins), Reese’s Pieces, and Starbucks. The main items that went crazy around the nation was Starbucks especially Starbucks coffee, cupcakes was such a huge improvement across the country, Fruit smoothies got so popular because around the mid and late 2000’s people were motivated to eat healthier and better so Fruit smoothies tasted fantastic and was very healthy, even though I said we were in a healthy era people still liked a little sweet like cake pops, and finally Bacon, when bacon was made people loved and wanted more of it so it was a huge item of food in the 2000’s.

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Education By: Mack Macey In the 2000’s education has changed dramatically. There is a lot of new laws and over the past 20 years almost everything has been violating the first amendment. Many reforms in elementary education occurred in the 20th century. In postsecondary education, a number of colleges began to shift the focus away from pure academics toward the practical needs of students in the working world. In the early 20th century, William Rainey Harper, president of the University of Chicago, first proposed the idea of community colleges or people’s college. John Grant and J. Stanley Grant were also instrumental in this movement. The founding of the American Association for Junior Colleges solidified this establishment and ensured state support. As I said before education is improving at a rapid rate and should continue to do so.

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By: Bruno Tzinas In the decade of the 2000’s, there many political stories. Some can arguably be better for the country and some made national history. To start, the Attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11 changed the nation forever. In ways that changed security in the entire nation. Specifically in the airports of America and what goes in and out of them. Another political change in the U.S. was in 2009 when the inauguration of the first African American President Barack Obama had occured. This a new health insurance and changed how people are insured. The insurance was called “ObamaCare.” It was brought about through the President and Congress. It is, the most significant social legislation (health care reform) since the 1960s through Congress.

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Sports By Thiago

The 2000s were very eventful. There were 3 olympics and 3 World Cups. In 2001, after the 9/11 attacks, many major games were postponed. The Rugby Championship Final became the third most watched sporting event. Steroids became popular among athletes, and the spread was nearly unstoppable. Many important players from Major League Baseball were caught using it. Many well-known athletes became famous during these times. Americans were greatly represented in the olympics by Michael Phelps, who broke 27 world records by 2009. Usain Bolt gained his fame as the fastest human alive, also breaking numerous records. A monumental moment in soccer occurred during the 2006 World Cup, where Zinedine Zidane headbutted a player in the final. In 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo became the most valuable player when he transfered from Manchester United to Real Madrid for 93 Million Euros. Pg. 12

Fashion By: Mack Macey Some fashion trends for women in the 2000’s decade were low-rise jeans, yoga pants, denim jackets, bell-sleeved shirts, jean shorts, crop tops, tracksuits, cargo pants, capri pants, trench coats, puffy jackets, and a longer tank tops worn with a main blouse or shirt. Some fashion trends for men were V- neck T- shirts, Big Face digital watches, Graffiti-Inspired Urban Wear, throwback jerseys, Bootcut jeans, Matching outfit to sneakers. In the 2000’s both men and women began to look more stylish and get more creative with their choices. It was very different and very noticeable. In my opinion the 2000’s was the best era for fashion and it made way for more improvement to come.

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Film & Theatre

By: Emma-Grace Delvillar In 2008 Iron Man, the first Marvel Studio/ Marvel Cinematic Universe, movie came out. The movie stars Robert Downey Jr. playing the superhero Iron Man/ Tony Stark. The movie is based off of the Marvel Comics produced by Marvel Studios. The movie was directed by Jon Favreau. In the movie Tony Stark, a multi-millionaire, makes military grade weapons to sell. A terrorist organization gets a hold of his weapons and shoot one of his own weapons at him, hitting his heart. Being the expert engineer he is, he makes a electromagnet to put into his chest to stop metal debris going to he heart. After, the terrorist organization capture Stark and force him to make weapons. Instead of making the weapons he makes the first Iron Man suit, creating his getaway.

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Way of Life By Thiago Lorenzo The 2000s was a very innovative and different decade. The way people lived changed monumentally. People’s lives began to revolve around technology, with the huge advancement of video games and social media. People began to post their lives on the internet, which led to the blow up of Facebook. After 9/11, home security changed. Americans were afraid of a major attack at their own homes for the first time since Pearl Harbor. The economy was prospering till the crash of 2008. The East Coast was stuck largely by natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina. Tsunamis devastated the world, especially the one in Indonesia in 2004. Overall, this decade seemed like a warning for what was to come, which caused people to live a more careful life. Security became much stronger, especially in airports after 9/11.

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Foreign Affairs: By: Bruno Tzinas

The 2000s, which started with the 9/11 terrorist attacks, were difficult years for the foreign policy of the United States. While failed relationships in Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran’s nuclear program, with Venezuela, and difficulties with Russia, China, European allies, and more, are often skipped when it comes to analyzing and evaluating the U.S. foreign policy of the past decade. The end of the easily angered world forced the U.S. to adapt to the new world geopolitical situation (Terrorism) and it was hard to keep up with.

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Law and Order By: Bruno Tzinas

On April 20, 1999, two Columbine High School students killed twelve classmates and a teacher in Littleton, Colorado. The shooters committed suicide before officers entered the school to intervene. This led to schools hiring more security and installing more security gadgets to keep students safe. But these shootings had continued to happen. The numbers are: 2000, seven killed; 2001, 12 killed and 31 wounded; 2002, 11 killed and 18 wounded; 2003, 29 killed and 22 wounded; 2004, 14 killed and six wounded; 2005, 24 killed and 27 wounded; 2006, 23 killed and 23 wounded; 2007, 69 killed and 57 wounded; 2008, 29 killed and 34 wounded; 2009, 65 killed and 78 wounded. 2009 was the deadliest year of the decade and consisted of 19 shootings with 69 people killed and 78 wounded.

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Domestic Affairs

By: Emma-Grace Delvillar September 11, 2001 was a devastation for the USA. The first hit of that fateful day was on the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, New York, USA at 8:45 a.m. The hit by an American Airlines Boeing 767 left a burning hole near the 80th floor. The strike instantly killed hundreds of people and trapped hundreds in the building. For 18 minutes, people thought it a freak accident occurred until another Boeing 767 in the sky turned to hit the south tower near the 60th floor. This caused an explosion leaving debris all over the street. Then the realization that this was an attack and not an accident reached to people. Then at 9:45, American Airlines Flight 77, hit the west side of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. This caused structural damage to the building. The impact killed 125 military person and civilians inside the Pentagon and the 64 inside of the plane. Pg. 19

No more after the Pentagon had been attacked, the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed. The building’s structure could not withstand the burning jet fuel from the planes and collapsed into the streets. The north building collapsed at 10:30. Before the building had collapsed, some people had jumped out of the building, attempting to escape the burning rubble. United Flight 93 was hijacked headed to crash the White House. SInce the plane was delayed, passengers found out about the events occuring in the East. A group of passengers and flight attendants planned to overthrow the hyjackers since they knew the plane wasn’t going to an airport. The passengers then fought and attacked their way into to the cockpit. The plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania at 10:10 a.m. All 44 people on board were killed. Almost 3,000 people died from the attacks and many are still suffering from debris in the towers. 9/11 was the most devastating event in american history..

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Book Review By: Mack Macey So, here it is at last: The final confrontation between harry potter , the Boy Who Lived, the Chosen One, the “symbol of hope” for both the Wizard and Muggle worlds, and Lord Voldemort, He Who Must Not Be Named, the nefarious leader of the Death Eaters and would-be ruler of all. Good versus Evil. Love versus Hate. High-spirited war games of Quidditch have given way to real war, and Harry often wishes he were not the de facto leader of the Resistance movement, shouldering terrifying responsibilities, but an ordinary teenage boy — free to romance Ginny Weasley and hang out with his friends. This is a tremendous book and it continues an amazing series which could be considered the greatest book series of all time in this nation.

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Celebrity Gossip By: Emma-Grace Delvillar A photograph of Michael Phelps inhaling from a marijuana pipe caused major gosip back in 2009. Michael Phelps was born on June 30, 1985. Michael Phelps first swam in the summer Olympics of 2000 at the age 15. He became the most decorated Olympian at the age of 28 by any Olympian. He has 23 gold medals (13 are individual). He retired at the 2016 Rio Olympics. When the picture of Phelps came out, his sponsorship with kellogg was discontinued at the end of that February. USA Swimming had also publicly disapproved of his actions and temporarily withdraw financial support and banned him from competitions for a few months.

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