Terrorist Attacks On The United States

1298 WordsMay 23, 20166 Pages
Terrorism is known as the use of violence or power to get ahead in political aims. There have been numerous different terrorist attacks on the United States in all the years, but 9/11 is by far the worst. On September 11, 2001, around 8:45 a.m., something that will live in the memories of others forever. With around 3,000 fatalities and millions of people affected by this disaster it would be day that is never forgotten. A terrorist group, led by Osama Bin Laden, known as Al Qaeda teamed up with the Taliban to plan these awful attacks. Bin Laden was a millionaire’s son and was found very fond of by many of the Arab nations. When Al-Qaeda and the Taliban forces joined together, they became much more powerful, and in 1996 Osama Bin Laden and…show more content…
At this moment, everybody there and around the world knew this was a terrorist attack. With both towers stuck by jets and both on fire, the FAA better known as the Federal Aviation Administration shut down all New York City area airports to prevent anything else from happening. The city also shut off all of its bridges and tunnels so that nobody would be able to get in or leave. At 9:43 a.m., American Airlines Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon, creating a huge cloud of smoke and immediate evacuation from the building. At this moment in time people of the United States began to question exactly how many of these plans are coming and what they are going to hit. At 10:05 a.m., the south tower of the World Trade Center begins to collapse, falling straight down into the streets of New York City. A huge mass of dust and debris from the tower slowly drifts away from the building. Minutes after that, a portion of the Pentagon collapses, then around 10:10 a.m., United Airlines Flight 93, another hijacked passenger jet, crashes in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, close to Pittsburg. Around 18 minutes later, the north tower of the World Trade Center also falls to the ground, creating another big cloud of smoke and debris. The aftermath of this terrible attack affected people and their communities nationwide. It took many years to rebuild the destroyed parts of New York City. A
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