A Look Back at 9/11

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One of the most known and worst events occurred on September 11, 2001. Terror attacks occurred in the United States of America in the cities of Washington D.C. and New York City. An Al-Qaeda terrorist group organized this attack by sending terrorists on four different airplanes to crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Two planes crashed into the World Trade Center, while another one was targeted for the Pentagon. Although one plane hit the Pentagon, the other went off course and crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. The plane that crashed into a field in Pennsylvania was supposed to either hit the White House or the Capital building. Over 3,000 people died and this day in
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Pennsylvania, where the plane “crashed”, say they heard a missile go off. A resident near the crash served in Vietnam and he said knew that was the sound of a missile he heard, so it is likely the plane could have got shot down (What Really Happened). The terror attacks on 9/11 did not also affect families and the community, but it also affected the economy. Osama Bin-Laden wanted to destroy the center of America, which also deals with the economy. The United States is still recovering from the economic impact the terrorists had on the economy. The attacks made the Dow drop over 600 points, led a recession, and led to one of the largest government spending in history (US Economy). During the recession the stock market closed for four days and it has not done this since the Great Depression. The American Airlines and United Airlines took a large hit on the stock market, and also customers questioned flying those airlines for a little while. The largest government spending occurred right after the attacks and was known as “War on Terror.” Since President Bush was in office to now, the War on Terror has cost the United States over 1.5 trillion dollars.

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The War on Terror caused the United States to send troops overseas. Other countries joined the United States in the “War on Terrorism”.
Since the terrorist attacks on September 11th, the United States Department of Homeland Security was created. There are five homeland security
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