There are so many things that can be learned in an hours worth of research, or even ten minutes. It is amazing though, how so many people just in the last ten years are oblivious of what their own country has endured, and the history it has gone through, to grow, change, and develop into the country it is today.
During this project I learned that many things, that were so important and gigantic, that wreaked havoc on the country for months, and was quickly forgotten. I had never realized the exact importance of the events that follow, this project helped me see a different point of view I had not noticed before. There have been so many major events in which in the last few years our country has seen on many tabloids, and in news headings. Our project could only cover so much. The Y2K bug was one, which was that in the year 2000, all computers would crash, leading to a nation of complete devastation was thought about all during the year 1999, people went as far as building bomb shelters, fearing the end of the world was coming. Fortunately, it was all fake, the computers were fine, the world did not end, and life as we knew it continued without another blink of doubt nor worry. It took me until we had chose that event for our project for me to realize and understand just how widespread and huge the Y2K actually was, and how it caused every American to be afraid on January 1, 2001, and how quickly America forgot about it. Another major impact on society was the attack of Sept. 11, 2001. I had never realized quite how drastically it changed millions of lives, not just in the United States, but all around the world. It was called the crash, that echoed around the globe. Americans on that morning of Sept 11, went to work just like everyone else, no one, not anyone at all had expected nor predicted, hijacked commercial airplanes to come crashing into the World Trade Center. It was until this report I realized just how vast that attack was made, it... [continues]
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