On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four passenger planes. Two of the planes flew into the twin towers of the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City, causing huge fires that led to the collapse of the towers in less than two hours later. One plane crashed into the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C. (7)
A group of hijackers took control over four commercial jets flying out of the airport of the US. Two aircraft directed towards the direction of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York. All evidence that was found led to a radical Sunni Islamist group al-Qaeda being the culprit of 9/11. The attack represented a symbol; US’s power and influence collapsing like the Twin Towers, both having 110 floors collapsing causing extensive damaged to the area which surrounds them. Various other buildings were also destroyed in the wreckage of these towers. The total count of lives lost during 9/11 was close to approximately 3000 inclusive of the 19 who hijacked the plane. It was a record of lives loss based on the terrorist incident on US soil. The destruction of these two towers transformed the perspectives of the US forever, significant effect on world economic markets and confidence in the US immediately decreased. George W. Bush noted the horrific events of the attack as “evil, despicable acts of terror” (BBC 2001), causing fear amongst the people of the world leading to the change, in the face of terrorism
In the late 1800s , America became the land of new opportunities and new beginnings and New York City became the first landmark for immigrants. New York City was home to Ellis Island, the area in which migrants were to be handed for freedom to enter the nation. Living in New York City gave work and availability to ports. In time the city gave the chance to outsider's to construct groups with individuals from their nation , they were classified as new and old settlers. Old outsiders included Germans, Irish and, English. The new outsiders incorporated those from Italy, Russia, Poland and Austria-Hungary. In 1875, the New York City populace was a little 1 million individuals contrasted with the 3,5 million it held when the new century
Nancy Forner is a great author on immigrations and the issues that surround it. She states that immigration was one of the predicaments that covered the New York City in the early 20th Century. This immigration saw the influx of population that altered the lives of the residents as the immigration was not planned for (Foner, p1). They disrupted the social economic and environmental aspects of the city including the introduction of new cultures, new methods of cooking to Ney York City. These impacts are evident today as there are still descendants of the Europeans, Italians and Chinese in the New York City. Currently, there is a new wave of immigrants from people of colour moving to the New York City. There exists a significant difference on
On September 11th, 2001 the worst attack on American soil happened.Four planes were hijacked in a terrorist attack. During this event, all hijacking attempts were successful except one. The first two planes hit the twin towers in New York City. Then another plane hit the Pentagon near Washington D.C. The last hijacked plane was heading to Washington, D.C. to attack the capital. This attack however was not successful. This was due to several brave Americans on board who crashed the plane in a field in Pennsylvania. This devastating attack overall killed just about 3,000 American citizens (9/11 timeline (history) A&E Television Networks, LLC 2015, 5, May 2015). Because of this attack, America now felt the need to protect themselves
New York City is the largest and one of the oldest cities in the United States, having been 'rediscovered' by Henry Hudson in 1609 while working for the Dutch East Indies Company. New Amsterdam, as it was then known, was settled in 1614 by Dutch fur traders and became the most important port in America. (Reed, 2011) The two rivers flowing on each side of Manhattan grant easy access to the ocean, and Henry Hudson remarked that the harbor was the best natural harbor he had ever seen in the world. For hundreds of years the city has been at the epicenter of world trade, and immigration to the new world. Millions of immigrants have filled the streets of New York, from Europe, Africa, South America, Asia, and elsewhere.
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
Nancy Foner compares two distinct waves of immigration to New York, from 1880 to 1920 and from 1965 to present, to illustrate the cruciality of growing immigrant social, economic, and political impacts on the city. In her comparative studies of New York immigration patterns, she highlights certain trends that have constantly evolved throughout these two eras. Foner bravely refutes widespread claims that immigrants have drained the city’s social and economic resources; her evidence presents how immigrants have positively contributed to city life. For centuries, immigrants have dynamically enriched the city’s demographic makeup, altered its legal institutions, and developed its commercial and industrial infrastructures. Yet, some who still flee
In the late 1800s to the mid 1900s, population in New York City was ever increasing. The stories of the “American Dream” and the magnificent new town of New York reached Europe and stirred a plentiful amount of people to move to the new land. While the new world economy was thriving, many Europeans faced great hardships as a result of it, such as, “Crop failure, resulted in loss of jobs and famine” and “Religious and political freedom” which led them to see that “New York City was a haven for all people from all religions and all nationalities” ("IMMIGRANTS IN 1900's NEW YORK CITY - Why They Left Home."). These immigrants recognized the danger of leaving all they had known and all they had for a possibility of a new life in New York, but they had hope. Hope is what brought them to this new world and hope was the first thing they saw in
On September 11th, 2001, a horrific act of terror struck our nation to the core. Fear, devastating and humbling, lodged into our blessed lives. Over 2,800 American civilians were murdered in cold blood when two planes were hijacked and flown directly into the twin towers (Anderson 3). This atrocious event caused the entire country to mourn for its loss, and as American citizens, it is impossible to ignore the destruction of such an event.
When an american thinks about a terrorist attack, it is likely that 9/11 will come to mind. On september 11, 2001, one of the most historical events occured. The twin towers located, in New York City, were crashed into by civilian planes, taken over by a terrorist group. This deadly attack killed 2,996 civilians, including 19 terrorists, and wounded more than 6,000 people.
On 9/11/01, Al Qaeda terrorist attacked four U.S. commercial jetliners and crashed two into the twin towers in New York City. Over 3,000 people died during the attacks including more than 400 police officers and fire fighters. The first tower was hit at 8:46 a.m., flight 11 with 92 passengers going a speed of 470 miles per hour. Shortly after that at 9;03 a.m., flight 175 with 65 passengers going a speed of 591 miles per hour. The impact caused the
The attacks were the four airplanes crashing and destroying the most famous towers in New York City, The twin towers. This Tragedy caused about 3,000 people’s deaths. Citizens were first aware of the attacks
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.
The attack on the Twin Towers in New York City on September 11th, 2001 is one of the most, if not the most well-known terrorist attack to happen on United States soil. The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed