The first decade of the 21st Century has been marked by cataclysmic natural, political and economic events that seismically rocked and changed the world. In 2001, the shocking attack on the World Trade Center made Al Qaeda, Saddam Hussein, and ?weapons of mass destruction? everyday words. Major earthquakes produced tsunamis and hurricanes of colossal strength and loss. The biggest economic downfall since the great Crash of 1929, rising unemployment, and political unrest brought to the White House the first African-American President of the United States.