Timeline of United States history (2010–present)

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This section of the Timeline of United States history includes major events from 2010 to the present.


Presidency of Barack Obama[edit]

  • 2010 - The Digital Age advances across the U.S. and worldwide with things like the advent of smartphones.

Presidency of Donald Trump[edit]

  • 2017 —Donald Trump becomes the 45th President, Mike Pence becomes Vice President. Trump is the first person without prior military or government service to hold the office.
  • 2017 - Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting.
  • 2017 - "Astrophysics For People In A Hurry" published by astrophysicist Neinl Degrasse Tyson.
  • 2017 — Trump fires FBI director James Comey, precipitating the Mueller investigation.
  • 2017 - Relations between the U.S. and the U.N. and North Korea strain after the country tested missiles in various places.
  • April 2017 - The United States drops missiles and bombs on Syria.
  • 2017 — A white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia leads to three deaths and to the discussion about racism in modern American society. The term alt-right receives renewed popular consciousness.
  • 2017 — Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in the United States, flooding broad swaths of Texas and Louisiana and causing tens of billions of dollars of damage, making it one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history.
  • 2017 — Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Florida and causes tens of billions of dollars of damage. Irma also wrecks the Caribbean Islands.
  • 2017 — Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico as a Category 5 hurricane, killing hundreds and knocking out the island's power.
  • 2017 — A gunman opens fire at a Las Vegas Strip concert, killing 58 people and injuring 546. This is the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
  • 2017 — Film producer Harvey Weinstein is accused of sexual harassment in a New York Times expose, marking the beginning of the Me Too movement.
  • 2018 — A gunman kills 17 people and injures 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
  • 2018 — Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore.
  • 2018 — The entire West Virginia Supreme court of Appeals is impeached
  • 2018 - America was distraught after the death of Stephen Hawking in Cambridge, United Kingdom. He left a legacy in theories of the universe and astrophysics.
  • August-September 2018 - A criminal case: In the small town of Celina, Ohio, owners of the China Wok Buffet Restaurant Kang Yong Chen, 46 years old, and his wife (Mei Yu Zheng), 45 years old, was charged with human trafficking. They may be tied to a larger ring of criminal human trafficking occurrences.
  • 2018 — In the 2018 United States elections, the Democrats retake the House while the Republicans keep the Senate.
  • 2018 - Creator of Spongebob Squarepants Stephen Hillenberg and Creative leader of Marvel Comics Stan Lee both die in November.
  • 2018 — Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush dies from complications resulting from Parkinson's disease. He lies in the state at the U.S. Capitol building before being interred.
  • 2019- All the works published in 1923 except for sound recordings (2022 scheduled events) enter the public domain in the United States.
  • January 1, 2019 - Washington State bans anyone under 21 years of age from purchasing a semi-automatic rifle
  • January 25th, 2019- The longest government shutdown in American History (December 22nd, 2018 -January 25th, 2019), or 35 days, officially ends.
  • January 30th, 2019- Large portions of the United States are hit with a polar vortex. The city of Chicago once again hit a record low: 27 degrees below zero. It occurred for fifty-two straight hours.
  • February 1st, 2019 - President Donald Trump confirms that the U.S. will leave the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty
  • February 3rd, 2019 - Superbowl LIII (54) is hosted at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Quarterback Tom Brady wins his sixth championship. It is the most ever won by an NFL player. The Halftime show featured Maroon 5. The game ended with a historically low score. The New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13 to 3.
  • 2019- Mexican drug boss/lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is found guilty on all ten counts at a drug-trafficking trial in New York.
  • February 22nd, 2019 - Singer R. Kelly charged with ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for incidents dating back as far as the year 1998.
  • February 27th, 2019 - 2019 North Korea - United States Hanoi Summit held in Vietnam. It is the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
  • March 26, 2019 - Vice President Mike Pence orders NASA to fly Americans to the Moon within the next five years, using either government or private carriers.
  • March 2019 - Bryce Harper Leaves the Washington Nationals and joins the Philadelphia Phillies
  • 2019 - Supreme Court case Bucklew V. Precythe the Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 that inmates on death row are not guaranteed "painless executions" under the Constitution
  • April 4th, 2019 - The 1973 War Powers Act Resolution is invoked for the first time when the House of Representatives votes 247-175 to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia in its intervention in the Yemeni Civil War.
  • April 2019 - The first image of a black hole is taken.
  • April 2019 - James Earl Carter Jr. becomes the longest ever living U.S. president at 94 years old, following the death of George H. W. Bush in December of 2018.
  • April 27th, 2019 - A 19 year old gunman kills one and injures three in a California Synagogue.
  • May 31st, 2019 - A city employee for Virginia Beach entered a municipal building with a gun and kills 12 people.
  • June 8th, 2019 - President Trump reached an agreement with Mexico to avoid tariffs.
  • June 9th, 2019 - A construction crane fell on an apartment complex in Dallas, killing 1 person and injuring 6.
  • June 14th, 2019 - One person died and two more were injured after a gunman entered a Costco in Southern California.
  • July 26th, 2019 - The Supreme Court ruled to give President Trump $2.5 billion to fund his wall. The court ruled in a 5-4 vote.
  • August 3rd, 2019 - A 21-year-old gunman entered a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. The gunman killed 20 people and injured another 26.
  • August 3rd, 2019 - A gunman opened fire on a bar in Dayton, Ohio. He killed 9 people and injured another 27.
  • September 22nd, 2019 - In just one day, President Trump gives a speech in Houston then flies on Air Force one to Dayton, Ohio, then drives to Wapakoneta, Ohio, to commence the opening of the Pratt Recycling Company there where Trump and the Australian Prime Minister both give speeches.
  • September 24th, 2019 - Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announces the House of Representatives would begin an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

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