21st Century Turning Points In U.S. History
Program 3: 2005 - 2007
The middle years of the first decade of the 21st century were a time of great social change, as America's failing infrastructure was exposed, performance enhancing drugs damaged sports; illegal immigrants made up as much as a tenth of the population; and the Internet redefined how people connect with each other.
- 2005 - Hurricane Katrina Exposes America's Failing Infrastructure
- 2005 - Congress Investigates Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports
- 2005 - Blogging and YouTube Challenge Traditional Media
- 2006 - Virtual Social Networking: Facebook, MySpace and Twitter
- 2007 - Illegal Immigration Hits 11 Million
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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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