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Causes And Effects Of 9 / 11

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9/11 was one of, if not the largest terrorist attacks ever, costing billions of dollars as well as thousands of lives. It also changed the face of not only America, but the entire world. The effects of the attack are still impacting the world to this day and will continue to for a very long time. The terrorist organization that planned and funded the attack, Al-Qaeda, was lead by Osama Bin Laden, who managed to evade capture for ten years. The 19 hijackers who took over the planes had been plotting the attack for years, and some had, while being in the country for a year or more, taken commercial flight lessons while others had gotten into the country only a few months before the attack. The first attack was thought to be a horrible mistake when a plane hit the first tower, but a few minutes later, when the second tower got hit people started to realise that it wasn’t a mistake and that the U.S was being attacked. Years after the attack people only mention the attacks on the WTC, but there was 2 other attacks, one on the pentagon that succeeded and one attack that failed and we still have no clue what the target was. The effects that the attacks had on the U.S are plentiful, it caused the U.S government to increase surveillance on citizens than they used to. and caused further issues with racism, multiple laws were created to prevent any further attacks and those laws are still in place to this day. Some of the laws increase how much immigrants had to go through
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