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2000s in America

The 2000s in America features long overviews and short entries discussing people and companies; books, films, and plays; products and technological advances; elections and political movements, and other important topics representative of that era. Every entry focuses on the topic or person during the 2000s for this work, defined as January, 1, 2000, through December 31, 2009 in order to explore what made the decade unique. Topics that span several decades often provide some background and information on subsequent events to help place "the aughties" in perspective. Entries fall into the following general categories: arts and architecture, business and economics, crime and the law, disasters and events, film and television, health and medicine, military and war, politics and government, science and technology, sexuality, social issues, and sports and popular culture.

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