The 9/11 Truth Movement is a social movement that aims to expose the lies and cover-ups surrounding the events of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. The members of this group, which include people from all professions, races, and socio-economic levels, wish to promote investigations and research regarding these attacks, seek justice for those hurt or killed on September 11th due to these events, advance the knowledge the American population has on this subject, and eventually replace the United States government system that orchestrated these events ("Our Mission"). Individuals involved in this movement believe these events were orchestrated by the US government “to justify the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, which …show more content…
American citizens who doubted the truthfulness of the US government’s explanation of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 began to openly question and investigate the events. By September 2003, the movement had gained enough support to draw thousands of participants to attend research conferences in cities around the world, including New York City, Berlin, London, and Toronto, that provided a place for open discussion and the presentation of evidence regarding the truth behind 9/11. The formal organization for the 9/11 Truth Movement was officially founded in March 2004 after a conference in San Francisco. The members at this conference decided that a national campaign for 9/11 truth should be conducted, regardless of the effects the truth might have when it is disclosed fully. Thus, the 9/11 truth movement and related websites and organization were formed ("About …show more content…
To openly identify as a Truther, one must be prepared to be labeled as a conspiracy theorist, crazy, and ultimately anti-American in some cases. It is often assumed that members of this movement hold conspiracy theories about other aspects of life, but that is simply not true for the most part. Many of the members only question the events of 9/11 and no other events in American history. There are a variety of opinions within the 9/11 Truth Movement ranging from the government had knowledge that the attacks were going to happen but did nothing to stop them, to the government planned and carried out these and many other attacks on their own citizens. Members of this movement wish for full disclosure from the government regarding what happened on September 11th and feel that the only way they will ever receive this is by putting the necessary pressure on the nation’s
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The iconic World Trade Center was located in downtown Manhattan. 110 stories high looking over the city. “More than 10,000 workers were involved in building the World Trade Center complex.” (World Trade Center) It was a dream come true for American citizens, 200,000 people visited these iconic towers daily.
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• There are reports that the September 11 attacks killed 2,996 people and injured more than 6,000 Americans. These deaths included 265 that were on four aircraft, 2,606 deaths just within the World Trade Center and surrounding areas, and the Pentagon had 125 deaths. These deaths weren’t necessary if the government was behind this evil intention just to bring Americans together for support of a war against another nation.
Conspiracy theories exist in the world all around us today, but some theories may not be totally true. Maggie Koerth-Baker speaks of many different well-known conspiracy theories in her essay, “Why Rational People Buy Into Conspiracy Theories,” including the September 11 attacks. On September 11, 2001, a group of Muslims hijacked a few planes and flew them into the Twin Towers in New York as well as the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., because they thought this would please their god. The event left America with much destruction and grief. However, over the years different people began to suggest that the event was an inside job and that the U.S. government helped arrange the awful massacre.
Every American knows of the horrifying terror attacks that took place on September 11th, 2001, in New York and Washington, DC. The terrorist organization al Qaeda hijacked four airlines and flew two of them into the World Trade Center in New York, and one of them into the Pentagon in Washington. The fourth plane was stopped mid flight by its brave passengers and did not reach its intended target. Innocent civilians were now the casualties of war waged by an extremist muslim terrorist group based out of Afghanistan. The United States had never witnessed any terrorist attack of this size on its own soil previous to 2001.
The 9/11 bombing caused dramatic changes in the lives of many Americans not only because of the sense of unity that came with the painful tragedy of the destruction and loss, but from the United States Patriot Act. The Patriot Act is a law that was passed just 45 days after the 9/11 catastrophe in the name of national security. The Patriot Act enabled investigators to more information possibly associated with terrorist related crimes.
The 9/11 Memorial Museum sits on 180 Greenwich Street in New York City directly where the twin towers used to sit. It was made commemorate the tragic event that happened on September 11, 2001. This is the first year that this event will be taught in history classes in high schools across the nation since this year’s high school freshman class was not born in 2001. I was about four years old when 9/11 happened and although I don’t remember when it happened it has impacted my life. It has helped me to understand the concept of History besides what is taught in our textbooks.
Varying memories about 9-11 differ between people that have been told of it from another person's point of view or what it is written in a history book. Differing memories of the 9-11 link to written accounts of history because the history is based off a person’s remembrance of that event, or the re-telling of an event. Although, History is not exactly infallible or reliable in all areas that we study because it comes from someone’s schema, and that schema could be culturally/religiously biased. For example, if a person from 9-11 were asked to describe 9-11 and the event, history could be written off that person's thoughts. Thus, the history would not be infallible or unreliable in these specific events.
The events that occurred on September, 11, 2001 were among the most catastrophic events in American history. The events of the day were summarized as 19 militants associated with the terror group al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out targeted attacks in the United States. Out of the four planes, two of them were flown into the World Trade Center in New York, a third one into the Pentagon in Washington and the fourth one crashing off course into a field. The attacks resulted in the deaths of over 3000 people and the beginning of a soon to come American counter terrorism policy and the subsequent invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Although there are a lot of conspiracy theories around the real motives and players behind the attack,
Nearly the whole country watched in horror on the morning of September 11, 2001. As the planes crashed and the towers burned, many thought it simply wasn’t true. They believed that it was impossible that someone could hate America that much. It was true, and it left lasting effects on Americans everywhere. Al-Qaeda had carried out a plan so horrific that it killed nearly three thousand people.
The morning of Tuesday September 11, 2011 is one of the biggest tradgies of all time. On this specific day four airlines were hijacked by an Islamic group that goes by the name al-Qaeda. The attacks took the lives of 2,996 innocent people, injured nearly 6,000 people, and caused at least $10 billion in infracture and property damage. These attacks, also known as the 9/11 attacks, will forever be remebered as one of the most horrific days for so many people around this world.
What Happened 2. Conspiracy Theories II. What Happened A. According to the Washington Post 9/11 was a terrorist attack on the US, which the 9/11 commission concluded al-Qaeda, a global militant Islamist organization formed in the late 80s, was responsible. Nineteen terrorists, split into four groups each containing a trained pilot, embarked on a suicide mission to hijack one commercial jet and fly and crash them into US landmarks.
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Terrorist campaigns were climbing in decades prior to 9/11. A group of terrorists attacked New York’s World Trade Center on February 26, 1993. The aim of this attack was to drive two bomb loaded trucks into the basement of a building to bring down both of the towers of the World Trade Center. The mission was not accomplished, but the attack did kill six people. The organizer of this attack was Ramzi Yousef, whose uncle went on to be the operational commander of the attack at the World Trade Center on 9/11.