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Usually considered an extension of the 1990's for American culture. Pretty much had the same feel of the past decade, but with a lot of political and economical trouble.

Many music stars and bands who were popular in the mid-late 90's continued their popularity, with some new emerging stars who sung in the same style. The boyband fad died in 2002, with the end of NSYNC and the hiatus of the Backstreet Boys.

Many popular shows from the late 90's continued or aired in reruns through the period. Reality TV was popular, but it wasn't usually scripted. Anime dominated the animation scene. In addition, 90's shows, which were either running or in reruns, remained popular. Adult cartoons became popular.

Politically, the early 00s was overall a horrendous time. Bush was inaugurated in 2001, followed by the 9/11 and anthrax attacks and the War on Terror later that year. The Iraq war in 2003.

The economy wasn't doing too well. The dot-com Bubble burst in 2000, leading to a recession in the 2001-2002 years, though it wasn't as bad as the late 2000s or 1930s recession.

Video games systems included the original Playstation, the PS2, Xbox 1, Dreamcast, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advanced. Online gaming started to become popular. 2D gaming was accepted for the portable systems, and portable remakes of many 80's and 90's classics. Home consoles usually had 3D games, but there were compilations of classic 2D games.

It wasn't perfect, but many are starting to reminisce on the time today.
Some stuff from the early 2000s:

Music-NSYNC, Oasis, Madonna, Michael Jackson, U2, Britney Spears, Ashanti, Nelly Furtado, Nelly, Black Eyed Peas, Backstreet Boys, Simple Plan

TV (Live Action)-Everybody Loves Raymond, Survivor, Big Brother, Malcom in the Middle, Frasier, Friends, Coronation Street, The Guiding Light, Lizzie McGuire, That's 70's Show

Cartoons/Anime-Hey Arnold!, Angry Beavers, Spongebob, CatDog, Pelswick, Pokemon, , Inuyasha, Mon Colle Knights, Medabots, Beyblade, Cowboy Bebop, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Powerpuff Girls, One Piece, Gundam Wing, Trigun, Yu Yu Hakusho, Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac), Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Digimon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Monster Rancher, Spongebob, Family Guy, South Park, King of the Hill

Events-Sydney Olympics, Queen's Mother 100th birthday, Bush, 9/11, anthrax, recession, Chinese economic boom, Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, Euro enters circulation, Enron, Iraq war

Video games-Spyro, Phantasy Star Online, Crash Bandicoot, SOCOM, Kingdom Hearts, Halo: Combat Evolved, Megaman Battle Network, Super Mario Bros. 2 (remake), Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X
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Basically an extension of the 90s, The years are typically regarded as 2000-2003

Nothing had really changed Pop-Culturally or tech wise in the sense that 1997-2003 feels like it’s own era.

Below are comparisons of different things through out their lifespans

Game Consoles
1991-1998: SNES, Genesis, GameBoy,
1997-2002: N64, PS1, GBC, DreamCast
2001-2006: PS2, GBA, Xbox, GameCube
2004-2009:DS, Xbox 360, GameCube, Wii

Music
1996-1998: G Funk, Girl Groups
1997-2003: Pop Punk Era
1999-2001: Nu Metal Era, Boy Bands
2001-2003: Garage Rock, Post Grunge
2003-2007: 50 Cent Style Rap, Emo Music

TV
1970s-2000: Soap Operas
1986-2003: Music Videos
1993-2004: Golden Sitcoms
1996-2002: Anime Boom
1997-2003: OG Cartoons

Social Media
1997-2003: AOL/AIM
2004-2008: MySpace
2009-2013: Facebook

Portable Music
1983-1997: Walkman
1995-2003: Discman
2004-2008: iPod Gen 2
2007-Present: Digital Streaming

Cell Phones
1984-1994: Brick Phone
1995-1998: Star Tac
1997-2003: Nokia 3310
2004-2010: Camera/Flip Phones
2006-2011: BlackBerry
2007-Present: Smart Phones

Home Videos
1977-2003: VHS Tapes
1997-2011: DVD
2004-2015: Blu-Ray
2005-Present: Digital Streaming

Even fads/trends were the same, tamogotchi, beanie babies, PokΓ©mon, slap bracelets, bowl cuts, bleached hair, Furbys, jncos, etc

By late 2003 the 90s culture had started to fade with the discontinuation and endings of various products/shows and by 2004/2005 the decade had formed its own identity.
The early 2000s were a great time to be alive
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Times of trouble.

See, 9/11, dawn of the Bush II Reign, rise of Post-Grunge, emergence of Reality T.V, end of the American 'Golden Era' Economy. Rising oil prices, Dot Com Bubble.

Through and through the early 2000's (2001-2003) still had retained some extent of the late 90's culture and fashion but this began to fade into obscurity by 2004 and onwards. Also, the Sixth Generation of Video Games were included in this period. PS2, Xbox, and the little badboy that no one ever bought - the Gamecube.
My grandpa died 1 week after New Years 2001. My uncle then died on my birthday in May of that same year. Then September 11th happened four months later. And everything completely changed, then. Not just for me, now. But for for my neighbors, for everybody.

The Early 2000s were drastic times for America and the world.
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