21ST CENTURY TURNING POINTS IN U.S. HISTORY (2000-2009)
Historical documents & more
Series: $ 119.99
Runtime: 108 minutes
4 programs on 4 DVDs
REVIEW “Important events of the 'transformational' first decade of the 21st century are examined. Political, military, social, scientific, and business events are covered, including the contested presidential election of 2000, the September 11th attacks, the Iraqi war, steroid use in sports, Hurricane Katrina, illegal immigration, the iPod, social networking sites, the Human Genome Project, and more. The three to five segments in each program explain the highlighted event, place it into historical context, and analyze its immediate impact and lasting significance... This set will help students better understand how recent events continue to influence policy debates and how revolutionary (and recent) the technology they take for granted really is." - School Library Journal
PRODUCT INFORMATION 21st Century Turning Points in U.S. History (2000-2009) 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 De- pression, and the nation's infrastructure - roads, water systems and electri- cal grids - deteriorating. It is also a decade of hope. The country elected its first African American President, the Internet connected people in ways un- imaginable just ten years ago, and mapping the human genome gives the promise of a brighter, healthier future.
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 mainland since the War of 1812. 2001 was also the year that began the second digital revolu- tion.
2000 - America Has a Contested Presidency
2001 - 9/11
2001 - Apple Computer Debuts the iPod
Program 2: 2002 - 2004 The years between 2002 and 2004 ushered in America's first pre-emptive war, saw the human genome project jump start the biotech revolution and Google monetize the Internet.
2003 - Gulf War II
2003 - Human Genome Project Completed
2004 - Google Redefines the Internet
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
2 007 - Illegal Immigration Hits 11 Million
Program 4: 2007- 2009 Finally, America understood the consequences of global warming; a sea change occurred when it elected a Black president, but in the end, it faced disaster when the sub- prime mortgage debacle almost brought the financial system to its knees.
2007 - Al Gore Wins Nobel Peace Prize for Work on Cli-
2008 - Barack Obama Wins Presidency
2009 - America Responds to a Deep Recession
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