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The 2000s Decade in Photos: A New Millennium

The 2000s Decade in Photos: A New Millennium

by Jim Corrigan
     
 

The decade 2000-2009 marked a new era in history. After terrorists attacked on September 11, 2001, America declared a "war on terrorism." U.S. soldiers were sent to Afghanistan and, later, to Iraq. Fears of global warming convinced people to "go green." It was the decade of mobile phones, portable music players, and reality TV. The fast-paced 2000s are a decade to

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The decade 2000-2009 marked a new era in history. After terrorists attacked on September 11, 2001, America declared a "war on terrorism." U.S. soldiers were sent to Afghanistan and, later, to Iraq. Fears of global warming convinced people to "go green." It was the decade of mobile phones, portable music players, and reality TV. The fast-paced 2000s are a decade to be remembered.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
Characterizing a decade in one slim book involves making choices—Corrigan generally does quite well at selecting nineteen significant events or developments for each decade since 1900. Young history buffs get a look at politics, war, fashion, science, and technology in this "Amazing Decades in Photos" series, illustrated with photographs, posters, cartoons, and newspaper pages. (The later decades are presented mainly in photos.) This decade is defined by terrorism and war. After a contested election and a dubious Supreme Court decision, George W. Bush became President. The year 2001 saw the destruction of the World Trade Center, invasion of Afghanistan by the U.S., and economic downturn. America's anxieties were increased by the steroid scandals in sports, the explosion of the space shuttle Columbia, and the invasion of Iraq, where lack of planning resulted in chaos and increasing terrorism. A divided people debated the War, illegal immigration, and same-sex marriage. Natural disasters—tsunami in Southeast Asia and Hurricane Katrina's destruction of New Orleans—forced Americans to face the dangers of climate change and lose confidence in the Bush administration's competence. A massacre by a Virginia Tech student caused new debate about gun control; rising fuel prices called attention to an impending energy crisis. This atmosphere, along with a financial crash, spurred demand for change as two women and one African-American man became candidates for office. In a historic election, Barack Obama was overwhelmingly elected President of the United States. Corrigan ends this series with the observation that despite technological progress, the new millennium "promised thorny new challenges." Reviewer: Barbara L. Talcroft
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-8–Large, well-chosen black-and-white and color photos are the strongest elements of these books, which each offer approximately 20 chapters covering economics, politics, wars, science, and popular culture. The focus is on U.S. history, but world events that influenced America are also discussed. Captions provide specific information about the photos and supplement, rather than repeat, information in the narratives. Attractive and readable, this series will be popular with browsers and beginning researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766031395
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Series:
Amazing Decades in Photos Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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