On September eleventh, 2001, the most prolific terrorist attack of modern history took place on American soil. The discussion about 9/11 consistently revolves around its direct impact on American lives and the military response from the United States. The destruction from the attacks consumes the majority of information taught to students and citizens across American; however, the effects of 9/11 go much further. Economies across the world felt the impact following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers, an impact that can still be felt today. If the Twin Towers still stood today, we would be living with a completely different economy.
September 11, 2001 is known to be one of the most devastating days in history. To this day, September 11 has been the largest terrorist attack in the United States with 2,996 deaths and over 6,000 wounded. They not only crashed the Twin Towers but the crashed them with our planes. Due to the crash, it “...resulted in a dramatic change in our nation’s attitudes and concerns about safety and vigilance” (Green, 2016). The impact left behind after the attack changed the United States tremendously. Although there were many dramatic impacts that followed the crash, I found two in which seemed to have the biggest impact on the United States. Surveillance has increased tremendously since the crash resulting in the loss of privacy rights. The article How 9/11 Changed America it states “...the the National Security Agency alone.. violated privacy laws thousands of times per year since 2008” (Green, 2016). This shows that we have lost our privacy rights due terrorist attack.
September 11, 2001 was a very horrible day. The twin towers was hit by 2 planes. The 2 planes hit the sides , middle of the buildings. When the planes hit , their was people inside working. The planes hit like mid way through the building. The people was struck at the top of the building but the people who was below escaped. Some people was hurt or killed because of the planes and the buildings. Some thoughts of 9/11 still plays through people heads from time to time.
September 11. 2001 was a major turning point in American History, and its political and social impact can still be felt today. The tragic event shook the entire country on the civilian and federal level. Before 9/11 many did not think that a plan of terrorism such as that of Osama Bin Laden's would be able to come to fruition because they had great trust in American security. The destruction came as a wakeup call to the federal government and American citizens themselves. National Security became the first thing people thought of when they traveled, and civilians looked to the government for reassurance that they were safe. The federal government's plan of action was to pass a series of acts that would go on to create the Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Association. Along with the creation of more strict security measures came the question of "who is a terrorist?" within the country. The formation of the DHS, TSA, and increase of Islamophobia are some examples of the lasting effects that 9/11 had on the country.
While 9/11 was a very important moment in the lives of many Americans, not many realize the direct impact this tragedy has had on their lives, and their country. For one, 9/11 greatly changed America’s involvement in wars. It also completely changed the way airport security works in America. Finally, 9/11 caused the American government to begin collecting significantly more data from its citizens, something which has been quite unpopular with the American populace. No matter how you look at it, 9/11 has left a permanent mark on America.
A day not any individual could fathom became a reality on September 11, 2001. On this date, America was under attack from four airplanes hijacked by nineteen Al-Qaeda members from the roots of an Islamic terrorist group. All four were aimed at United States significance: the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and the White House. The attack proved to be disastrous and nearly three-thousand lives were taken in a single day. This occurrence has shaped the United States drastically and how America is perceived today.
9/11 was one of the most pivotal days in world history. That day made a big impact that was felt for years to come. September 11th constitutes a horrific event in the history of the United States that continues to influence or societal, political and personal decisions. On September 11, 2001, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and part of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C was destroyed. The attacks killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center and almost 200 at Pentagon. 9/11 was one the first hijacking in the United States. There was nineteen terrorist that boarded four commercial jetliners the hijackers were apart of al-Qaeda terrorists, They were carrying a maximum load of 11,400 gallons of jet fuel. Their objective
When “9/11” occurred, it changed American lives and shaped how we live and know life as it is today. Thing would never be the same in points of access, such as airports, military bases, local and even schools. As the years went on, the younger generation understood and accepted what was happening. Just a year before 9/11, you could access military bases with only a driver's license, and walk up with your loved ones to the point they boarded the actual airplane. Are these new strict measurements that we’ve grown so accustomed to necessary? Many will say no, and even call it overkill, but it may just be what we’ve needed all along, instead of relying on a false sense of security.
The September 11 attacks were set of four terrorist attacks controlled by al-Qaeda, an Islamic terrorist group. On September 11, 2001, four aircrafts were hijacked by the terrorists; two of the planes hit Twin towers in New York, third hit the Pentagon and the fourth one crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania (“9/11 Attacks”). The September 11 attacks had several long-term negative effects that include Social effects, Psychological effects, Physical health effects, Economic effects and many more. But of all those effects, Economic effects were the most suffered ones. The 9/11 attacks triggered the devastation of American economy (Miley). Although it has been 12 years since the episode and America has recovered a lot, American
The attacking of 9/11 impacted big groups of people, causes of this event has changed life in America would be ongoing wars, big surveillance, California impact. American citizens were not as scared as people are now. Since this attacking ISIS was created and half of people getting deported today were deported after the attack.
Our nation is built around the drastic events that we have had to endure. These events shape our laws and sometimes force us to reexamine our constitution. When the laws are made with the stem of fear the laws can become destructive. We often see this when traumatic events unfold in our nation. 9/11 is one of those events. Not only did the historically traumatic event of 9/11 shape our nation, it shaped all of the world. The Twin Towers were the major buildings of the entire complex that made the World Trade Center. The Twin Towers themselves were the tallest buildings in New York City. They each had 110 stories. Together they provided the room needed to accommodate about 35,000 people for 430 companies. In addition to this, they attracted people from all around the world. A rough estimate would say they attracted roughly 70,000 New Yorker’s and tourists daily. (1)
The tragic event that occurred on September 11th, 2001 was something that changed our nation forever. Many people already know of the damage it caused: the massive death count, the complete destruction of the World Trade center, and the emotional havoc that plagued many people. It was something horrible that no person could ever forget, but amidst all of the negativity that 9/11 caused, positive changes can be found, predominantly changes that increased airport security throughout the United States. The changes that 9/11 caused affect the whole security process that you have to go through before you board an airplane. (list changes)
The final aspect of why these three events did not have as much of an influence on America is because these things all happened with a short amount of time within each other, and they are actually closely related to one another. A theory that was widely believed after WWII called the “Domino Theory”, was the belief that if one country fell to communism, then the surrounding countries would also fall to communism until there was basically a communistic wave that would clash with the democratic island of America. And in a world torn by a massive war after the 1940s, where the democratic United states and the communist Soviet Union emerged as the superpowers, this domino effect was becoming a terrifying reality. The Truman
After the events of 9/11 occurred, there were many limitations set in place in the United States. At airports, all passengers that are 18 years or older had to have a government-issued ID in order to board the plane. The airports were allowed to check a passenger’s ID at any time to ensure that the photo on the ID matches the one on the boarding pass. Also at airports around the country, security personnel have been more thoroughly trained to detect weapons, explosives, and anything else that could cause harm to others. In addition to metal detectors, most airports in the U.S. installed full-body scanning machines, where passengers are basically x-rayed to check for any harmful objects or weapons. The United States wanted to take as many precautionary measures as possible to ensure that we did not have another terrorist attack that would leave the country in shambles.