The Impact of the 9/11 Terrorists Attacks

1091 WordsJun 22, 20185 Pages
On September 11, 2001, at 8:36 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, terrorists flew American Airlines flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Then at 9:03 A.M. Eastern standard time terrorists flew United Airlines flight 175 into the South Tower of the World Trade Center. The main men who helped to organize the attacks were Osama bin Laden, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Abu Turab al-Urduni, and Mohammad Atef, which all are associated with the al-Qaeda (Wikipedia, September 11 Attacks). Throughout this paper I will prove that the terrorist attacks which took place on September 11, 2001, had many effects on the people of America, both positive and negative. One of the major areas 9/11 had effects on…show more content…
and were aimed at all the mental health effects related to the 9/11 attacks. Even though the attacks happened in two different areas, the whole entire United States was affected. The tests which were taken three to five days after the attacks showed that about half of the U.S. people felt stress after 9/11. This test, like others, showed that humans felt mental health effects such as fear, and insecurity after the September 11 attacks (Psych Central). Another effect the attacks had was on the economy of the United States and its stock market. The attacks themselves resulted in $40 billion dollars worth of insurance loss, making it one of the biggest insured events in history. The economic drop started with the crashing of the stock market. On the day of the attacks, the stock market did not open and remained closed for nearly a week. After it did reopen on the 17th of September, it fell a record setting 684 points, or 7.1%. By the end of the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, had fallen 1,369.7 points or 14.3 % (Wikipedia, September 11 Attacks). Just three months after the attacks, there were a total of 430,000 jobs lost in New York City alone. The city’s GDP or Gross Domestic Product suffered heavily from the bombings. In only fifteen months it was documented that the city lost about $27.3 billion dollars. To help support and cope with the enormous losses the United States government donated
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