How 9/11 Changed the World

1522 WordsJul 10, 20157 Pages
How 9/11 Changed the World The first major change that took place after 9/11 was more security was created. For example, the screening that happens now wasn’t as intense as it is now. It seems as if you are stripped from everything before entering the security screening process. Prior to September 11, 2001 you only had to show you’re identification card. You were even allowed to carry on knives and scissors. Although I do not remember this because I was only 4 years old, but my mother told me that only a curtain was used to separate the area of passengers from the pilot. Now, at every checkpoint you are asked to show you’re identification. We could board the planes without removing clothing, shoes or belts, but now you have…show more content…
After the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 there was definitely an increase within various branches of the military. There were people of all ages walking in recruiter offices to ask what they needed to do to enlist or sign up. Basically, they felt a need to do their part in serving the United States showing patriotism. This has helped Americans to gain more confidence in the military than in any other federal institution. In addition to this, firefighters and police officers have played a major role in protecting American lives as well. By no means am I saying that this has any reference, but it is just ironic. There is a song by Biggie Smalls (RIP) called Juicy and in one rhyme he said, “Time to get paid, blow up like the World Trade.” There was a failed attempt back in 1993 to destroy the World Trade Center by someone with a truck full of explosives. Apparently, due to the poor placement of the bomb, concrete and steel all around with all the cars as well, the only damage done to the building was a large hole in the parking garage. So, with this being said, another attempt was made on September 11, 2001 by flying an airplane into the building. Congress ushered in the Patriot Act by arming law enforcement with new tools to detect and prevent terrorism by expanding federal officials’ powers to keep tabs on our personal information, from credit card use to cell phone calls to car travel. It allows investigators to use the tools that were
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