Year in Review, 2008

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
2008 Year in Review

Top events for the nation and the world

News and Analysis

  • News of the Nation
    Historic Presidential Election • Obama Assembles a Centrist Administration • Democrats Gain Seats in Congress • Financial Crisis
  • News of the World
    Conditions Deteriorate in Afghanistan • India Rocked By a Wave of Terrorist Attacks • Iraq on the Path Toward Effective Leadership • Hopes Are Dashed for Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians Under the Bush Administration • North Korea Continues Roller Coaster Diplomacy • Changing of the Guard in Pakistan • Turmoil Within South Africa's Ruling Party • Elections Fail to Bring Change or Hope to Zimbabwe
  • News: Month by Month
    Detailed chronology of the news each month, covering national and international events
  • Iraq Conflict Timeline 2008
    Iraq's Parliament passed several important laws in 2008
  • Supreme Court Decisions
    Rules for Gun Rights • Restores Sentencing Control to Federal Judges • Protects Medical Device Makers
  • Campaign 2008
    Barack Obama won one of the most pivotal elections in recent history
  • Piracy Prone Areas in 2008
    The Gulf of Aden was particularly vulernable to piracy in 2008
  • 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
    American swimmer Michael Phelps undoubtedly emerged as the star of the Games

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