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  1. 1. Penny Project<br />Alexis Lecceadone’s life<br />Penny Project<br />Social Studies<br />May 2010<br />
  2. 2. 1996(newborn)<br />President: William “Bill” Clinton<br />In the News:<br />June 27th – US Military barracks destroyed in Saudia Arabia, a truck bomb exploded outside the barracks and killed 19 people.<br />August 6th - NASA discovers from fossils found on a meteorite which is from planet Mars, that there is a possibility of life on it.<br />June 25th – 19 killed by a truck bomb at a US base in Saudi Arabia.<br />September 2nd – US attacks Iraq’s southern air defense, warning them before.<br />
  3. 3. 1997<br />President: William “Bill” Clinton<br />In the News:<br />July 4th - Mars Pathfinder is put on Mars to take pictures and land samples of the surface of the planet.<br />March 26th - The comet Hale-Bopp was 1st spotted by 80% of people world wide without a telescope. The greatest comet in the 20th century.<br />August 27th - California bans Affirmative Action, “the state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on a basis of race, sex, color ethnicity, or nation origin in the operation of public employment, education, or contracting”.<br />February 3rd – US, UN & France, all agree to freeze Nazis’ gold loot.<br />
  4. 4. 1998<br />President: William “Bill” Clinton<br />In the News:<br />December 17th – President Clinton orders American and British air strikes on Iraq.<br />Late October – Oldest person ever to be in space is John Glenn at the age of 77.<br />Late June – Three men of a Ku Klux Klan drag James Byrd Jr. (an African American) to his death, they were later sentenced to death for this crime.<br />August 20th - Over 20,000 people die when the US bombs a pharmaceutical plant in Sudan. This plant produced more than 50% of Sudan medicine. The excuse for this was “counter-terrorism” the later was an “accident”. US did not pay for damages.<br />
  5. 5. 1999<br />President: “Bill” Clinton<br />In the News:<br />May 2nd – US citizens are protesting for an end to the bombing of Yugoslavia.<br />October 13th – Senate Republicans defeat ratification of the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban-Treaty, this is the first time an arms control treaty has been rejected by the senate.<br />December 31st – US turns over the complete administration of the Panama Canal to Panama.<br />November 15th – US and China sign a historical trade agreement.<br />
  6. 6. 2000<br />President: William Clinton<br />In the News:<br />October 12th – 17 US sailors die in an explosion that was a carefully planned terrorist act carried out by suicide bombers.<br />February 25th – Investors cause a stock plunge, this is the start of the end of the Internet stock boom.<br />June 25th – US navy is still doing shelling exercises of Puerto Rico’s Island which is used as a training site.<br />____ <br />
  7. 7. 2001<br />President: George W. Bush<br />In the News:<br />April 1st – An American spyplane crashes with a fighter plane of China, the crew is detained for ten days.<br />9-11, a day of infamy, Islamic terrorists hijack four US airliners. They crash two into the World Trade Centers, one into the pentagon, and one into a cornfield in Pennsylvania. <br />October 7th – US military make their first attack in the War on Terrorism on the Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan after 9-11.<br />January 4th – US agrees to ease restrictions on Cuba.<br />
  8. 8. 2002<br />President: George W. Bush<br />In the news:<br />January 29th – President Bush’s first State of Union address labels countries such as Iran, Iraq, and North Korea as “an axis of evil”.<br />March 2nd – US and Afghan troops launch an operation. This is known as Operation Anaconda. They launch this on al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.<br />May 13th – US and Russia reach landmark arms agreement. They agree to cut both countries’ nuclear arsenals by 2/3’s in the next 10 years.<br />July 21st – WorldCom, after admitting to misstating profits files for bankruptcy. This is the largest claim in US history.<br />
  9. 9. 2003<br />President: George W. Bush<br />In the News:<br />February 1st - At NASA, the Space Shuttle Columbia explodes, the seven astronauts inside were all killed.<br />January 28th – Bush announces that he is ready to bomb Iraq.<br />March 19th – US and Britain launch a war against Iraq.<br />December 4th – President Bush gets rid of steel tariffs after WTO says the US violated trade laws<br />
  10. 10. 2004<br />President: George W. Bush<br />In the News<br />January 14th – Bush proposes a space program that will have a trip to the moon, Mars, and more.<br />April 5th through May 1st – US troops launch offensive in Falluja.<br />June 28th – US hands over the power to Iraq interim government.<br />September 20th – President Bush eases trade restrictions on Libya.<br />
  11. 11. 2005<br />President: George W. Bush<br />In the News:<br />February 2nd – President Bush says he has a plan to reform the Social Security.<br />August 2nd - President Bush signs the CAFTA, the Central American Free Trade Agreement.<br />October 25th – US death of soldiers in Iraq increased to 2,000.<br />March 20th – In congress, the case that is focused on is Terry Schiavo.<br />
  12. 12. 2006<br />President: George W. Bush<br />In the News:<br />March 9th – President Bush signs a law which renews the Patriot Act.<br />March 2nd - US and India agree to a nuclear pact.<br />September 6th – President Bush admits to CIA secret prisons.<br />October 23rd – The deadliest month for US soldiers in Iraq.<br />
  13. 13. 2007<br />President: George W. Bush<br />In the News:<br />December – A recession officially begins.<br />January – Microsoft introduces Microsoft Vista.<br />February 7th – US sends 30,000 troops to Iraq.<br />July 24th – The minimum wage increases, this is the first increase in 10 years.<br />
  14. 14. 2008<br />President: George W. Bush<br />In the News:<br />November 16th – Iraq states an agreement where US troops must be out of Iraq by 2011.<br />December 14th – At a conference in Baghdad, a man throws his shoes at President Bush and calls him a “dog”.<br />March 11th – The government begins to intervene in the US financial system. This was to avoid a crisis.<br />October 1st – US senate ratifies an agreement where they allow India to buy nuclear fuel on the world market.<br />
  15. 15. 2009<br />President: Barack Obama<br />In the News<br />June 1st – H1N1 disease spreads throughout the world.<br />October 31st – The economic recession is deepening.<br />June 12th – US televisions switch from analog to digital.<br />July 4th – The crown of the Statue of Liberty is reopened to the public. It had been closed for security purposes due to 9-11.<br />
  16. 16. 2010<br />President: Barack Obama<br />In the News:<br />April 30th – BP Golf Coast oil spill, this is the USA’s worst oil spill.<br />April 5th – President Obama announces the revised US nuclear strategy.<br />June 2nd – US is said to be the World’s number 1 targeted killings.<br />June 1st– President Obama’s vice president, Joe Biden, praises the US for its world’s “finest military”.<br />