When 9/11 occurred it was everywhere within minutes. On the Television, radio and outspread panic through the cell phones at the time. Nearby people watched in awe as the first tower, the north tower was hit. Television crews rushed to the scene to be the first to broadcast what had happened. Not even 20 minutes later the second plane crashed into the south tower, causing that tower to start to burn down too. Both planes were from the United Airlines and allegedly hijacked by terrorist. The both planes had about 20,000 gallons of jet fuel on board. The plane collided with the building which caused a huge explosion followed by smoke and debris coming from the building. From that it was clear the United States was under attack.
Those who were in New York at the time of the attack had a much different experience than those who were not, resulting in a bit of a different psyche change (Strozier qtd. in Peay). Those in New York experienced the terror attacks in person while others watched the happenings on television. People who were close enough to the towers in New York could see people land on the ground after jumping out of the buildings and dead bodies all over the ground while those at home did not see much of this since it was unfit to show on television. Not only was this a grave day in American history, it lasted nearly one-hundred days. The fires burned in the Twin Towers until December 21, 2001 and the piles of debris were not fully cleaned up until the May of the following year (Strozier qtd. in Peay). This took a toll on people’s minds, especially for those who were close to the disaster, seeing the fallen towers every day with dead bodies near the bottom. Much of the psyche change in America since 9/11 has been a result of people’s minds not distinguishing the event from the experience of the event (Strozier qtd. in Peay). Thus, the American people see the experience of the event, whether at home or not, as apocalyptic but the experience was more monumental, the event was apocalyptic. Most of the time, people do not differentiate between these two, and
Our country has been through many tragedies and devastations over the years, but nothing could prepare us for the horrific event that took place on September 11, 2001 in New York City. A series of four terrorist attacks by Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda left the world shaken. Everyone helplessly watched
When Americans think of terrorism the first thing that comes to mind is 9/11, but that wasn't the first major attack on American soil. Until 9/11 most conflicts that America was involved in were in a distant land that people only saw on maps and globes. 9/11 brought terrorism to the forefront for many Americans for the first time.
Cole Barrett Coach Brodie 5/1/17 U.S History – F Period 9/11 Attacks On September 11th, 2001, the worst terror attack on US soil took place. 19 people associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda took 4 airplanes and carried out suicide to kill people in the United States. Two of the planes hit the World
Did you know, that one person escaped the tower with seconds to spare? A man named Ron DiFrancesco was trying to escape from the South tower, after the North Tower had been attacked, when the second hijacked plane hit between floor 77 and floor 85 of the South Tower.
America is an improbable idea, a mongrel nation built of ever-changing disparate parts, itis held together by a notion, the notion that all men are created equal, though everyone knows that most men consider themselves better than someone. "Of all the nations in the world, the United States was built in nobody's image," the historian Daniel Boorst in wrote. That's because it was built of bits and pieces that seem discordant, like the crazy quilts that have been one of its great folk-art forms, velvet and calico and checks and brocades. Out of many, one. That is the ideal.The reality is often quite different, a great national striving consisting frequently of failure. Many of the oft-told stories of the most pluralistic nation on earth are stories
According to David Plotz, “20 percent of Americans know or have a friend /relative who knows someone injured or killed from the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001”. Even if one doesn’t fall into the 20%, the 9/11 terrorist attacks still affects them and their country. When the planes first
Ever since the impact of 9/11 it has killed nearly 3,000 people which is still plays a big factor into today’s society. Much debate has arose on whether the government formed new agencies to protect the United States citizens. Many do not realize the long term effects with 9/11 and how it has changed are whole society. “Although, after the attacks the federal government created the Transportation Security Administration and, on Nov. 19, 2001, Congress passed the Aviation and Transportation Security Act” (Poladian). Like agencies know they want people to show up to the airport early before there flight so that they can take their shoes off and go through a security check point. These are the reason why airport security has intensified (Poladian).
Americans were sitting at home in front of a television set, crying and contacting loved ones that may have been in the twin towers as they collapsed. Watching this great
September 11th, 2001 was the beginning of a new fear, and a sense of Americans had to "watch their back". The attacks made US citizens more aware, but made the US look like it wasn’t as invincible as it was portrayed. Some of the short term effects that took place after 9/11 was the heart ache felt by all the families of almost three-thousand victims in the attack. It caused a complete shutdown of the American air space, stock markets closed down, and insurance companies, airlines and tourists sector showed longer periods of recession. In New York there was a short term oversupply of rental space and a reduction in hotel occupancy. There was a lot of discrimination and still is today against "Muslim-looking" travelers, and a huge increase of hate crimes after the events. Some of the long-term effects after 9/11 was an increase in people joining the military, the USA Patriot Act which came into effect October 26th, 2001. There was a huge increase in security which also involved allowing law enforcement agencies to search private data and the right for USA to detain and deport immigrants suspected of terrorists’ activities. In the book "9/11 In American Culture", professor of information studies Philip Agre says "The U.S. home front itself is as much of a theatre of
On September 11, 2001, a tragic event occurred strongly affected America. Four commercial airplanes were hijacked by nineteen terrorists who were part of the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda. The four planes crashed into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and an
Terrorist attacks has changed the United States tremendously. Since 9/11 there are striker laws that have been passed, more security in known places that terrorist have targeted before. For Example, flying on an airplane or at an airport is totally different since the terrorist attack occurred. “The TSA already uses behavior detection screeners at airports to spot out terrorist and other dangerous travelers through subtle clues in the way these individuals act” (Maras, 2013, p.347). These security measures are just the beginning of how things have changed. Furthermore, citizens are now more cautions of where they go on vacation and people who supposedly look like terrorists can be frightening and bring up those memories. The victims and many
The events of 9/11 were not only felt by those who had been directly affected but also by those who were not directly terrorized by the attacks. Hijackers flew jetliners into the New York Trade Center towers on September 11, 2002, sending both into a falling storm of smoke, glass, ash, and victims. During this event a third jetliner was high jacked and crashed into the Pentagon in Virginia (Schmemann, 2001). The attacks were devastating to the geographic area of the impact and have left a lasting imprint in our society and many psychological symptoms in people.
September 11, 2001, millions of New Yorkers and American citizens woke up and started their day, unprepared and unaware for the catastrophic attack that would be taking place in just a few short hours. At 8:46 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower. The impact killed all of the passengers and crew as well as hundreds inside the building. At 9:03 a.m., a second plane, Flight 175, crashed into the corner of the South Tower killing passenger, crew, and workers who worked on floors seventy-five to eighty-three. Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m. killing approximately 185 individuals (History.com Staff). Because of the damaged to the support system, fires, and impact at extremely fast speed, the South Tower collapsed at 9:59 a.m. (Lipton and Glanz). Having heard about the acts of terrorism that had just taken place in New York and Washington, D.C., a group of passengers drove their plane, Flight 93, into a Pennsylvania field killing everyone on board but possibly saving hundreds of other lives in the process. The North Tower collapsed at 10:28 a.m. 102 minutes after being struck (History.com Staff). On September 11, 2001, almost twelve hundred people were wounded or killed by “coordinated suicide attempts” by Al Qaeda terrorists. In result to the four airplanes being hijacked and used for premediated reasons, the United States government instituted new regulations for entering the country and airport security as well as expounded on systems already in place.