The Homeland Security Act Of 2002

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THE HOMELAND SECURITY ACT The Homeland Security Act of 2002 Signed into law in 2002 by President George W. Bush, the Homeland Security Act established the Department of Homeland Security to prevent terrorist attacks, minimize any damage to the nation’s citizens, and reduce the country’s vulnerability to terrorism. In response to 9/11, the government, as well as the airline industry, has gone through many changes. As of result of 9/11, the airline industry lost a total of $7.7 billion. This paper reviews the reasons behind the making of the Homeland Security Act, the effects of 9/11 on the airline industry and the government, the purpose of the Homeland Security Act, and the aftermath of the Homeland Security Act. Reasons behind the…show more content…
In addition, according to authorities, these hijackers killed the pilots before the airliners hit their targets. Two of the planes aimed at New York City hit the World Trade Center, with one of them hitting the South Tower, and the other, hitting the North Tower. The World Trade Center was THE HOMELAND SECURITY ACT considered by many a symbol of the United States. The third airliner hit its target which included the Pentagon (the headquarters of the Department of Defense and a symbol of the U.S. Military). The fourth plane (United Airlines Flight 93) was aimed at Washington, D.C., but failed to reach its target. The passengers figured out the intentions of the hijackers and quickly took action. As a result, the aircraft crashed on a field in Pennsylvania. Afterwards, the government and the FAA ordered all aircraft to land on airports nearby and ordered flights coming from outside the United States to be turned back. In response to 9/11, former President George W. Bush and the government started to work quickly for a response to these attacks and its aftermath. Former President George W. Bush knew that this would be a huge turning point in his presidency. He gave a speech urging the U.S. citizens to stay calm and told the people that the government would respond effectively and rapidly. Many citizens were now paranoid of flying on an aircraft due to the fact that these hijackings were easily carried out. In addition, businesses pulled their employees from flying on
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