Terrorist Attacks On The United States Of Homeland Security

2742 WordsNov 18, 201411 Pages
On September 21st, 2001 only eleven days after 911, a day that will go down in infamy because of the terrorist attacks on the twin towers, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge was appointed as the first Director of the Office of Homeland Security. The nation fell to pieces after this horrible attack. Just shy of 3,000 people lost their lives, and thousands of families lost loved ones. Never before had the United States lived in such fear and uncertainty. Something needed to be done, and it had to happen quickly.With the creation of the Department of Homeland Security our borders, and even our cyberspace is safer. We, as citizens of the United States of America, can worry less about terroristic threats on our lives. Homeland Security has proven themselves and effectively executed the five core missions that protect us in our everyday lives; these core missions are to prevent terrorism by enhancing security, secure and manage our borders, enforce and administer our immigration laws, safeguard and secure cyberspace, and ensure resilience to disasters. The office coordinated a national strategy to keep the country safe by defending against terrorism and planning ways to respond to future attacks in an effective manor. They needed to instill trust and a sense of safety into the american people. The Homeland Security Act was passed by Congress in November 2002. As a result of the act, the Department of Homeland Security came into the White House as a Cabinet-level department and
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