This is the final look in past years events in the United States. This series has given us a clear picture of how we got where we are today.
The 114th Congress begins, and, as per the 2014 elections, the Republican Party holds majority control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Several states raise their minimum wages; Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Maryland, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The Ohio State Buckeyes defeat the Oregon Ducks to win the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas by a score of 42–20. The FBI arrests an Ohioan man for threatening to stage an ISIS-inspired attack on the United States Capitol. Amid controversies and accusations of cheating, the New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
NBC announces that NBC Nightly News host Brian Williams has been suspended for six months due to revelations that he greatly embellished stories of his role in a helicopter incident in Iraq on the air. In stock car racing, Joey Logano wins the Daytona 500 (extended to 203 laps due to a green-white-checkered finish), making him the second youngest winner of the race after Trevor Bayne, and giving Team Penske their second Daytona 500 victory. Jeff Gordon (in his final season as a full-time driver) leads the most laps with a total of 87 out of 200 and also wins his second pole for the race, and his first since 1999.
Former CIA director and U.S. Army officer David Petraeus pleads guilty in federal court to a charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified information. Texas Senator Ted Cruz announces his run for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election. President Barack Obama moves forward with removing Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list in light of his efforts to normalize relations with the country. Business magnate and television personality Donald Trump announces his run for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election. 14 people are killed in a mass shooting at a facility for the mentally disabled in San Bernardino, California, making it the deadliest mass shooting in the United States in 2015, and the deadliest since 2012. Police investigating on whether it may have been related to Islamic Terrorism. President Barack Obama called the mass shooting an act of terrorism.
In 2015 there were 14,249 murders in the United States. There were 1,020.000 abortions in the United States. The average cost of a loaf of bread was $2.32, a gallon of milk was $3.54, a gallon of gas was $2.01. The average cost of a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house was $289,200. It was noted by economists that in 2015 house sizes were going down, while the prices kept rising. The average family income in 2015 was 59,657.
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