21st Century Turning Points In U.S. History
Program 1: 2000 - 2001
The first two years of the decade brought about the George W. Bush presidency, a presidency that was defined by September 11th, 2001, the first attack on American soil since the War of 1812. 2001 was also the year that began the second digital revolution.
- 2000 - America Has a Contested Presidency
- 2001 - 9/11
- 2001 - Apple Computer Debuts the iPod
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Series Description: This series examines the most significant events in America since the turn of the century: our nation under attack on her own soil, a natural disaster destroying one of her major cities, Americans facing the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, and the nation's infrastructure - roads, water systems and electrical grids -deteriorating. It is also a decade of hope. The country elected its first African American President, the Internet connected people in ways unimaginable just ten years ago, and mapping the human genome gives the promise of a brighter, healthier future.
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