The World Trade Center And The United States

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“... more American lives were lost on September 11, 2001, than on any other day in U.S. history: 2,996 people were killed -- 265 on the four hijacked planes, 125 at the Pentagon and 2,606 at the World Trade Center and surrounding area” (Goodman). The World Trade Center in Manhattan, and the Pentagon located in Washington D.C. were attacked on September 11, 2001, by American fuel loaded, hijacked by al-Qaeda which was lead by Osama bin Laden, planes. Many things were lost on September things Americans will never be able to get back such as: lives, freedom from war, and millions of dollars. The World Trade Center, also known as the Twin Towers because they two buildings stand next to each other and both share the same purpose. They also are…show more content…
Where the passenger will have their bags checked and will be scanned through. Rather than going through all the luggage and patting down and all the passengers they send everything through more advanced metal detecting. “TSA uses millimeter wave advanced imaging technology and walk-through metal detectors to screen passengers” (TSA). With these machines they will catch anything that can cause any harm on a plane like weapons; such as guns, knives, bombs, and anything else that could cause any harm. Of course many people were killed and were badly hurt from the attacks on 9/11, but what came after only got worse. "Perez is one of the thousands fighting deadly diseases as a result pf exposure to Ground Zero. Doctors with the World Trade Center Health Program, with the federal government created in the aftermath of the attacks, have linked nearly 70 types of cancer to Ground Zero." (Goodman). Many of the people who survived the attack will not only forever have the memory but will also suffer with diseases they could get from being exposed that day in history. Countless numbers of things were lost during the attack, but not just the Twin Towers and lives. "... also lost in the disaster were countless records, historical documents and works of art that were stored at the hundreds of offices destroyed when hijackers crashed three airliners in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon" (Bridge). With

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