The Causes Of The Patriot Act Since 9 / 11

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The events of 9/11 created a lot of panic; it was the first time that American civilian planes were turned into weapons. The idea that a commercial flight could be dangerous scared many Americans, and an almost panic came about casuing many new laws to be created. The people responsible for the act became the number one enemy of the United States. The laws and regulations that have been created since 9/11 are essential to protecting America, but sometimes they can be unfairly just to people from the Middle East and Muslims in particular. Patriot Act The Patriot Act was one of the first laws created after the attacks of 9/11; it was placed into law in October of 2001, only a month after the attack (Pike, 2005, p. 1). The act was mainly designed to combat intelligence faults that supposedly kept critical information from reaching proper authorities to prevent these attacks (Pike, 2005, p. 1). This extended the intelligence-gathering tools and abilities to be able to try to gain further intelligence to prevent future attacks (Pike, 2005, p. 1). The original Patriot Act was only intended to last until 2005, but it has been renewed and altered (Pike, 2005, p. 1). Since there has not been a large scale terror attack on American soil since 9/11, it is hard to say how just or unjust the act is. However, since there has not been an attack, this may prove the act to be justified in the eyes of most people. Islamophobia With the blame of 9/11 falling in the Middle East, the spread

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