Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control. Four passenger airlines, all of which departed from airports in the northeastern United States bound for California, were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda members. One plane hit the Pentagon just outside of Washington D.C., the second plane crashed in a field in Pennslyvania, and the last two planes crashed into the Twin Towers. Within one hour and 42 minutes both 110 story towers were completely on the ground, with debris filling the air and fires starting to spread. Numerous other buildings at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan were destroyed or badly damaged.
Of the three planes that crashed, two of the planes hit the Twin Towers, and one hit the Pentagon. The plane that didn’t hit anything had passengers that fought back and crashed it into a field in Pennsylvania. Powell Middle School had a trip that offered any honor roll student the chance to go on a school trip to New York. I worked hard all year, and I was able to attend the trip. We went to many places, one being the 9/11 Memorial.
On December 8th, 1941 Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed the nation with his infamous speech known as the “Infamy Speech”. The speech is still known to this day with the time length as short as seven minutes and after the speech. Congress declared war on Japan and was the start for America to intervene in World War II. This speech is a great example of rhetoric with its context, audience, purpose, message, means of delivery, and timing. The context behind Roosevelt’s speech was the tragedy that was the attack on Pearl Harbor where 2,335 American lives were killed by kamikaze Japanese zeroes, the nation was shocked and wondered why this would happen.
The disaster of 9/11 was filled with villains, heros, and tragedies, but why would someone attack America and how did the people handle it. It started out as a normal Tuesday on September 11,2001. An airport security supervisor, Claudia Richey, stops a man that she thinks she saw on a police sketch. She tells her coworker but he assured her there was no connection and the man passes to his
The terrorist attacks on 9/11 have caused many debates over the years since they occurred back in 2001. Two American planes were hijacked and ran into the twin tower buildings, another was hijacked and headed for the pentagon, but thankfully never made it. Thousands of Americans lost their lives on the days of the attacks and to this day the sorrow hangs with us. Security was a huge debate of the time because America is supposed to be the safest nation there is, so how did this happen? America had lots of changes to make the attacks on September 11, 2001.
Her call was the first call to alert American Airlines of the hijackings. Soon after, American Airlines shut down flights nationwide. “The other flight attendants on the airplane relayed information for Betty to report while also trying to keep the passengers safe and as calm as possible during the terrifying flight” (Betty Ann Ong Foundation). “Um, the cockpit’s not answering. Somebody’s stabbed in business class, and um i think there is Mace that we can’t breathe.
A small, portable radio was on in the adjoining room where we would count large deposits of money. I heard the announcer say that an airplane had flown into the World Trade Centre and I remember thinking, "is this the end of the World?" and that I wanted to go home to be with my wife. This was the only time in my life when I have seriously thought that it was the end of the World. The plane crash that Friday in September dominated the news on the television, I remember wondering why the destruction of the Twin Towers was so important.
But are we really? Terrorism is not only a national issue but it is also a worldwide issue. In some cases we are not able to stop these attacks such as 9/11, the Boston Marathon, and the Oklahoma City bombing. Everyday kids are affected due to terrorism emotionally or physically. Something needs to be done quickly, and it starts with us.
Why were some people able to put so much effort to save themselves and survive, while others put the same amount of effort but were not able to survive? Some would attribute it to luck or fate, however, people operate differently by invoking natural instincts, a quick emotional response, and lastly, fight-or-flight responses. September 11, 2001, is known as one of the saddest days in history. This was the day that Americans realized terrorism is all around the world. These attacks
The movie covers the subject of the devastating terrorism attack of America on the Twin Towers in New York City on September 11, 2001. It covers the journey two port authority police officers went through that day and what they experienced. Real life events. The plot of the movie surrounds two New York port authority police officers (John McLoughlin and Will Jimeno) who are called in to help with the attack on the twin towers in NYC on 9/11. They were in the tower preparing to rescue and help people when the tower collapsed.
The UNABOM Case began after the first mailed bomb exploded on May 25th, 1978. A Northwestern University professor called campus police when he became suspicious of a package that had been returned to him by the postal service, yet he had never mailed the package. Campus police opened the package, getting only slight injuries from the explosion. On May 9, 1979, another package containing a bomb was received at the same university. Six months later a bomb was found in the cargo compartment of an American Airlines aircraft.
On September 1, 2001, the country of the United States of America along with the world changed. An orchestrated attack on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and another target- unknown but possibly the White House -put in place by a group of terrorist, made headlines all over the world. These attacks cost the lives of many people in Washington D.C, Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and New York City. In New York City, a total of 2,753 were killed when two planes were flown into the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center. These people consisted of the passengers and the crew on the plane, rescue workers, and occupants of the two buildings.