Patriot Act Essay

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  • The Patriot Act And The Patriot Act

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    Terrorism Act, more commonly known as the USA PATRIOT Act, or simply the Patriot Act was signed into law on October 26, 2001, 45 days after the terrorist attackson September 11 th . At the signing of the Patriot Act in 2001, President George W. Bush said thatthe act would provide “important new tools to fight a present danger” (Gerdes). Since then, thePatriot Act and the “important new tools” it authorizes have been subjects of intense controversy.The debate over what the Patriot Act actually allows

  • The Patriot Act And The Patriot Act

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    Michael Barrios Dr. Barrett U.S. Government October 4, 2017 Patriot Act Public Law 107-56 otherwise known as the USA PATRIOT Act was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. USA PATRIOT Act is an acronym which stands for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act. ( This law was instated in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The Islamic terrorist group known as Al-Qaeda

  • The Patriot Act : The Consequences Of The Patriot Act

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    attacks on the United States, Congress passed the USA PATRIOT Act, also known as the “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism” Act, or more simply, the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act was created with the noble intention of finding and prosecuting international terrorists operating on American soil; however, the unfortunate consequences of the Act have been drastic. Many of the Patriot Act’s provisions are in clear violation of the U.S

  • Patriot Act

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    signed into law the U.S Patriot Act. This legislation extends the power of the government by strengthening its oversight authority over the nation, claiming war on terrorism and protection of national security against any potential threats. As an American citizen, I agree with some of the terms and measures adopted under the Patriot Act in which the government needs to intercept, obstruct, and monitor terrorism actions keeping us safe from potential attacks. However, the acts fails to secure American

  • The Patriot Act

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    pledged to respond within boundaries set by the Constitution confronting and preventing terrorist attacks. Through Patriot Act, the law enforcement agencies of the Untied States are given the most effective tools to combat terrorists having intentions or plans to attack the nation. It is, in fact, a significant weapon for nation 's fight against terror. Major purpose of the Patriot Act is to break wall of regulatory and legal polices existing between the law enforcement agencies and intelligence to

  • Usa Patriot Act

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    the U.S.A. Patriot Act. The title for this bill is an acronym for "the United and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act" (USA Patriot Act). In the years since the passing of the Patriot Act, there has been much controversy and debate regarding the positive and negative advantages, and consequences of this bill. As a member of the law enforcement community I have experienced firsthand some of the changes the Patriot Act has brought

  • The Importance Of The Patriot Act

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    September 11, 2001, the United States implemented the Patriot Act. This new act was signed by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001, and brought about many changes to make the United States strong by making changes that would help guard against terrorism. The Patriot Act was implemented right after the September 11 occurrence. This act revised the electronic surveillance which allows the administration to eavesdrop on anyone. Although Patriot Act was rejected before the September 11 incidence,

  • The Patriot Act Essay

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    The Patriot Act After the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 our country underwent a change that has drastically affected the fundamental values that our founding fathers instilled in this country. Since that tragic day in September the aftermath of the attacks has started to implicate our Civil Liberties that in this country we hold so dear. Just 45 days after the September 11 attacks, with virtually no debate, Congress passed the USA Patriot Act on October 5th, 2001. This act expanded

  • The Patriot Act Essay

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    terrorist so the U.S government enacted the patriot act, which gave more power to the federal law-enforcement and intelligence gathering in suspected terrorist crimes. The patriot act gives the government power to do whatever they want for “national security” and take away the civilians civil rights. The government can tap into cell phones and listen in on conversations or even watch what people are searching on the internet. Since the passing of the patriot act racial profiling has grown in the past

  • The US Patriot Act

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    and provided support for an Act that will come to violate their freedoms that they cherish so much. Congress drafted the US Patriot Act in only 45 days (which leads some to believe that it was already pre-made and was just a combination of a “wish-list” that the FBI had and was waiting for the right time to implement). Still filled with a sense of national pride and deeply scarred by the terrorist attacks which occurred on September 11th, 2001, americans accepted the Act to blatantly avoid being labeled