Preventing Terrorist Acts with the USA Patriot Act

863 WordsFeb 21, 20183 Pages
The USA Patriot Act also known as "Uniting and Strengthening America Act by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act” is an official record that was ratified by congress and signed into law by former President George Bush. This law was passed to prevent another event of terrorist attacks such as the ones that took place on September 11, 2001 in New York City and Washington, D.C. In less than two months of the 9/11 attacks, this act was released to inform citizens of the United States that their freedom from interference would soon come to an end. Ever since the Patriot Act was put into effect it has violated the American’s civil rights by allowing for invasions of privacy, permitting illegal searches and seizures, and legalizing racial profiling. On Tuesday September 11, 2001 a group of 19 attackers associated with the Islamic group al-Qaeda hijacked four airlines and carried out suicide attacks targeting against the United States (“9/11 attacks”). These terrorists simply smuggled illegal weapons through security check and boarded four flights heading for California, two departing from Boston, one from Washington, D.C, and another from Newark, N.J. Two aircrafts were crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, a third was crashed into the Pentagon out of Washington, D.C and a fourth was crashed into a field in Pennsylvania (“9/11 attacks”). The two planes that were crashed into the World Trade Center and the one that was
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