The Terrorist Attacks And The Aftermath Of 9 / 11

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Specific Purpose: To inform my audience of the four different terrorist attacks and the aftermath of 9/11. Central Idea: On September 11, 2001 the U.S was attacked by a series of four terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda in New York City, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Introduction “Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended.” This is a well known quote said by former U.S president, George W. Bush right after the 9/11 attacks and would soon be heard all around the world. II. According to my in-class survey, 16 out of 24 students agree that 9/11 is worse than the Orlando and Pearl Harbor attacks. 9/11 was the largest and most devastating attack on U.S soil and most people could only do one thing, watch. III. Today I will be sharing with you what happened at each of the four attacks, and the aftermath of it. (Transition: Now let’s begin with the first two attacks.) Body Between 8:46 and 9:03 am, two hijacked planes struck both the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Five islamic terrorists hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 and deliberately crashed the plane into the north face of the North Tower at 8:46 am. This would be the first aircraft to strike, having struck the building between the 93rd and 99th floors. At 9:03 am, seventeen minutes after the first crash, a similar hijacking happens as a second plane crashes into the south face of the South Tower, striking between the 77th and 85th

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