Little did we know that this would affect the nation for years to come. Shortly after the attacks on 9/11 the Government acted very quickly. As stated in an article by Jaeshin Kim, “The Bush Administration launched the bombing of Afghanistan, and Congress passed the USA PATRIOT Act allowing law enforcement powers to detain foreign nationals or immigrants suspected of terrorism” (Kim 1). In situations as these, the President has no option but to quickly react, so he did.
There have been a number of effects on the everyday lives of Americans made by the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. First of all, United States troops invaded Afghanistan less than a month after the World Trade Center attacks to release al-Qaeda’s grip on the Middle East. In 2003, the United States troops invaded Iraq, which was not directly related to the attacks but was an important weapon in the War of Terror. The United States stepped their game up in many departments around the country. They upgraded the airport security, had a lockdown on immigration and deportation, and many more things that could ever be a threat to the U.S. and its
Racial Profiling/ Discrimination: Issues around the world Racial Profiling is a serious issue that has risen in the past few years. This is when discrimination is made against certain ethnic races. Contrary to popular belief, this can happen anytime and anywhere. It is important for us to realize that racial profiling is disrespectful to the people who are targeted and it is a crime.
Furthermore, the United States should do more to compensate the families of those impacted by internment because the recompense provided initially was minimal and should be considered an affront to the memory of the victims. Prior to World War II, the 127,000 Japanese-Americans along America’s west coast (Japanese American Relocation and Internment Camps) were considered just another immigrant group coming to America searching for a better life. However, with the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, this perception soon saw a drastic change. The attack on the US Naval base on December 7th, 1941 left many casualties in its wake.
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
With the advancement of surveillance technology, many citizens feel that their privacy rights have been violated due to homeland security and the threat of terrorism. Throughout history our government has implemented domestic and international surveillance as a way to safeguard our society from other countries. Now the question that seems to arise within our society is if the government is infringing on our civil liberties? Or is this indeed protecting our nation from imminent danger?
Consequently, the negative connotation connected with the western world, made simple day to day items become symbols of betrayal. Marjane sarcastically labeled neckties, a “dreaded symbol of the west” (75). Not only did Marjane know about the stereotypes, but she was later stopped by a couple of guardians of the revolution for wearing “punk” shoes, a jean jacket and a Michael Jackson
Terrorists have always been a threat to this great nation, but the events that occurred in Washington D.C. and New York on that fateful day showed many Americans the reality of what terrorists are capable of. Even though the hijackers on 9/11 had entered the country legally, albeit under less stringent immigration laws, the fear that other terrorists might possibly be exploiting weaknesses in our border security is ever present. While many people fear these terrorists entering into our country from the south, Alan Bersin, former Commissioner of The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, says that the biggest threat actually comes from the north. In 2011, Bersin told reporters that the CBP “has recorded more cases of people with suspected terrorist backgrounds or links to terror organizations entering the U.S. from Canada than from Mexico.” (Mora).
Fixing immigration in America In America the problem of immigration is shrouded by hate, distrust, and anger from the multitudes of races involved. In the last few decades this issue has become wide spread and very divisive. For registered immigrants and people born in America the influx of people allows for a fear of job loss or change of cultural identity.
Many Americans blame loose gun laws as this problem, saying that it 's too easy to get your hands on a gun in today 's world. However, imposing stricter gun laws would only slow down the issue, not completely stop it. In more detail, it would be a fruitless attempt to solve rising violence in America. Mental health is at the root of this rising violence. Instead of focusing on imposing gun laws, America needs to focus on improving mental health in order to stop the rising violence.
September 11, 2001: this date has changed America forever. How far has airport security come so it can be as safe as it can be for all boarding passengers? Shortly after the terrorist attack on the United States of America, airports were closed; airports needed to recuperate by inheriting better technology. Airports started to use better scanners called Computer Tomography Scanners. This scanner checks baggage and carry on 's for harmful items.
American Security Post 9/11 After going through the immeasurable shock and horror of the 9/11 attacks, Americans have joined together to create a more secure nation than existed previously. “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve”, these inspiring words from President George W. Bush after the 2001 terrorist attacks (Bush “Address”). Immediately following these attacks the American government was working towards creating a more secure nation. After the terrorist attack on September 11th, the United States responded by creating the Department of Homeland Security.
According to the FBI, 28 hate crimes committed in 2000 were found to be anti-Islamic”(Villemez). The outlook on the entire race is very bleak in comparison to what it was previous to 9/11. The measures taken by the government to try to improve national security will only continue to rise as more and more threats
Let’s look at what happen post 9/11. After it’s devastation, the Department of Homeland Security was created to assist in fighting the “war” against terrorism. The DHS implemented many “strategies” to help fight this war, including increasing airport security. American parents protested that TSA agents were groping their kids, and “(Janet) Napolitano (former DHS Secretary) defiantly retorted that if people did not want their children groped, they should yield and use the unpopular full-body machines – the machines being sold by her predecessor, (Michael) Chertoff” (Turley, 3).
United States citizens needed something to believe in and it was our troops, sent out to seek revenge for the loss of life in the September 11 attacks. There is no doubt that American public opinion has changed over time, but, in the beginning, there was a positive reception to the invasion of Iraq (Bush 1). Though the positive opinions have dwindled, they have not been erased. As a country, America has come a long way from the desperation felt at the beginning of the Iraq war. This change has lead to several new developments ‘post-mortem’ (Powell 1).