“9/11 changed America fundamentally, far more so than outsiders realized at the time. For Americans it genuinely was a new Pearl Harbour, an attack on the homeland that made them feel vulnerable for the first time in 60 years,” (Powell, 2003). The terrorist attacks of 9/11 affect America today because they instigated the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the “War on Terror,” and led to an increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes. “Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of George W. Bush,” (9/11, 2010). The most noticeable of these effects was the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.
Before 9/11, liquids were allowed on planes and even knives with blades no bigger than 4 inches. An ID was not even a requirement at an airport and there were no full body scanners or pat downs. Now there are security scanners, bag checks, and ID checks before someone can get on an
The money spent on protecting our country has went up greatly of the years since 9-11.(Green, 2014, para. 7) 9-11 made people to question if our country is really secure. This caused the government to make a lot of polices to help make our country safe for the people living there. These polices focused on security, immigration, defense and etc.
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.
The events of September 11, 2001 brought to light several communication areas of opportunity that unfortunately resulted in a multitude of catastrophic events. On September 11, 2001 the attacks from terrorists started in New York City when terrorists flew American Airlines flight 11 into the north tower of the World Trade Center (FBI, 2015). The FBI immediately sent staff from their Joint Terrorism Task Force to the World Trade Center North Tower to assist and assess the damage (FBI, 2015). A short time later, additional terrorist crashed United Airlines flight 175 into the World Trade Center South Tower (FBI, 2015). Survivors working in the north tower were attempting to evacuate as that second plane crashed (FBI, 2015). Hundreds of first
It is safe to assume that after the attacks of 9/11, something needed to be done. The events of 9/11 “drastically altered the way in which society views the threats within a rapidly expanding interconnected world. In the wake of these catastrophic attacks, the U.S. federal government engaged in the single largest bureaucratic overhaul since 1947, when Harry Truman reconfigured the nation’s armed forces, creating the Department of Defense” (Noftsinger, et al., 2007). This overhaul was the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.
Compared to other departments of the federal government, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the youngest among all. After the tragic events of 9/11, DHS was created by the passing of the “Department of Homeland Security Act of 2002, and was an outgrowth of the Office of Homeland Security established by President George W. Bush after Sept. 11, 2001. Strong congressional support for a new federal department that would unify diverse and overlapping security functions of the federal government led to a White House proposal for the DHS in June, 2002, and the legislation was passed late the same year.” (Pearson Education, 2000 - 2015). The creation of the DHS allowed for the reorganizing of existing agencies with functions
Prior to September 11, 2001 there were a number of areas that needed to be addressed with regard to airline security. One of these changes pertained to those hired by the airlines to act as security scanners. They were often unable to detect possible threats found on passengers and/or on their bags or luggage. These threats include weapons such as cutting devices, guns, harmful electronic devices, bombs, and airborne pathogens. The reason for the failure to detect these devices were mostly a result of the constant turnover in the workplace and in the industry.
The plane hijackers took over the planes by sneaking scissors and box cutters through security easily. After people realized this, many of them began to fear what else could happen. My dad is an example of one of the many citizens worried. He said, “Obviously it affected me when I traveled. Before this, I never even imagined something like 9/11 could be possible, but, after it, that sort of thing is all I could think about when I got on a plane”.
“If we learn nothing from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.” This quote comes from Sandy Dahl , the wife of the pilot on flight 93. When thinking about 9/11 this quote comes to mind because on that particular day, the world was reminded how short life really is. This quote also intertwines with 9/11 because it teaches us how there is no time to hate, but to move forward and help each other hand in hand. Even though I was only a year old when September 11th happened, I want to understand this horrific event that went down in history of the United States. These attacks were a changing point in American society because it increased the security in American airports, started a war in Iraq and Afghanistan,
“Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.” George W. Bush delivered this speech on the night of the September 11 attacks. The shattered steel of the Twin Towers, once towering the New York City skyline, forever changed America and its response to terrorism. The largest foreign attack on U.S. soil appropriately gave reason to Americans to recoil in fear and lose trust in the future, but in reality, the country displayed the opposite reaction. It rebuilt upon the shadow of the past. The World Trade Center, before and after the September 11 attacks, remains a symbol of world peace and perseverance
1. Acts of terror not only cause human injury, and often death, and property damage, but they also disrupt social order. Prevention of these devastating tragedies, keeping the peace, and apprehension of those responsible, are primary duties of law enforcement officials.
In the fear of another attack the U.S government made airplane checkpoints more secure and created laws that gave the government the right to profile anyone. Having the government implement laws makes everyone feel safer to a certain degree. This is because the harsher laws against the terrorist, the more your personal life is
America along with the other parts of the world have changed since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Our whole security system has changed to become suspicious of everyone. Traveling out of the country and even within the United States can be a hassle with having proper ID, passport and searches. Passengers can not have a certain amount of liquid in their bags if they are carrying their bags onto the plane. The arrival time is now 2-3 hours before the flight time in past time it was only one hour. No one is allowed to go beyond the security checkpoint without a boarding ticket. The security check can be very intents as some passengers are body searched and asked to remove shoes, jackets, and other items when necessary. The TSA already uses behavior