9/11 Terrorism History

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Despite the attack on 9/11 being the biggest and deadliest act of terrorism to date, it certainly was not first encounter the U.S. has had over the course of its history.
The first recorded instance of terrorism in America dates back to 1622 when the Jamestown colony was attacked by the Powhatan Native Americans, who killed nearly 30% of the colony’s white population (Beutel, 2007). However, it wasn’t until 1867 that the first terrorist organization, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) was formed. Originally created as a non-violent social organization, the white supremacist group quickly turned to violence and became the face for white southern resistance against policies made by the Republican Party to establish equality for Blacks during the Reconstruction

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