The Terrorist attack on 9/11 everyone was in awe. Something like this made us think about what we need to do to keep our freedom safe “The aftermath of the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001, made America redefine freedom and security”(Airlines security policies post 9/11). Airport security around the nation had to make major changes. The first thing they changed was that ID name and picture had to match what was on your ticket. This made sure that no person could sneak onto an aircraft.
The first part of Tocqueville’s definition of exceptionalism is liberty. Liberty is defined as “The state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority,” and liberty has always been a defining factor of American values. Liberty has constantly been present in America but with the start of the new millennium liberty was threatened like never before. September 11th started the decade of unrest and challenge of freedom, President George W. Bush said to congress after the terrorism act that “freedom itself is under attack” and under attack it was. To protect the citizens of the United States, the congress issued the Patriot Act on October 26th, 2001 (Duignan).
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was founded in 2002 in response to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon to prevent any future threat of terrorism that even slightly presented danger to American soil. Congress passed the Homeland Security act in 2002 which absorbed every agency at the time who was working in, “Response to disasters caused by terrorism, natural hazards, or technological hazards” (Haddow 331). Among other agencies, the DHS assumed responsibility over other agencies who presided over the borders and ports as well as those responsible for immigration and citizenship. After reviewing the Brief Documentary History of the Department of Homeland Security, there is not one mention of natural disasters
President George Bush signed the law the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA). This law entrenched a new Transportation Security Administration (TSA), this developed the safety efforts inside the Department of Transportation (DOT). The ATSA had done many major changes in the airport security. The two major changes were: traveler’s security screening and screening all checked luggage’s. The security operations as implemented all over the 429 airports in U.S. (De Lollis 2003).
Cortland’s Red Scare: Immigration, Radicalism, and Civil Liberties in the Post World War I Period mmlBy Doctor Randi Storch President George W. Bush stated after the 9/11 attacks, “You’re either with us, or you’re with the terrorists.” This declaration of war against terrorism was not a new policy. This radical ideology can be traced back to after World War I. Author of Working Hard for the American Dream, Dr. Randi Storch, offers an illustration that transcends back to the earlier years of what is defined as the “American Century”. By illuminating on Cortland’s untouched part of history in which many felt embarrassed, or shameful towards. Dr. Storch asks, “How did we, a nation of transplants, become so fearful of uprooted people?” Professor,
In 2001 only a little over a month after 911 The Patriot Act was passed. On the surface the act seems to be concerned with the safety of the American people; however it was reactionary, a result of the culture of fear created by America’s first experience with terrorism, a word that still holds a powerful
It helped influence the government to secure and prevent the violence, and by them catching a lot of information from the al-Qaida team and how they had set everything up to keep on doing bombings, etc. It helped the economy by the Obama Care. The government response to the threat of terrorism after the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center contribute to the success of the 9/11 attacks was that they took it seriously, they tightened up security, for example like Donald Trump he’s trying to take down the borders and deport people who don’t belong here. My estimation from the video that was compelling and interesting to me was how they got the guys from the al-Qaida team and they got to see and find everything on the computer that they had left when the apartment they were in was catching on fire, everything that was on the computer was every place they had a place for bombing, so it was actually interesting seeing their set up and everything they had left behind. My other interest from the video was how I got to see all the actions after the planes hit the buildings and what had happened to the buildings and how they
After this horrible act of terrorism the president of the United States gave a speech addressing the nation. This speech, George W. Bush’s 9/11 Address to the Nation, was remarkable for its use of metaphors, anaphoras, and allusions. George W. Bush’s use of metaphors gave hope and determination to the citizens of America.
Clearly, had the CIA and FBI shared information with each other, connected the dots on known terrorist members, and subsequently gave that information to local law enforcement the attacks of September 11, 2001 may have been preventable. I am most certain that the families of the 2,752 people that died on that day would love nothing more than to see increase communication between federal agencies and local law enforcement. Fortunately, the results and recommendations of the 9/11 commission report may tremendous improvements in the communication for these law enforcement professionals (The 9/11 Commission Report, 2002). Some of those improvements included adding additional analysts to sort through the enormous amounts of intelligence, and reducing communication barriers between local and federal law enforcement agencies (The 9/11 Commission Report, 2002). Another area of opportunity included revamping the technology of communication via police radios.
America needs DREAMers What would you think of one piece of legislation that would improve the US standing in the global economy, would help with the economic growth internally in the US, improves the military readiness of the nation and will help in the fight against terrorism and improve homeland security? Such a piece of legislation exists and is called the DREAM act. Passing the DREAM act into law is for the best interest of the country on several levels, of which I will explore a few of. In 2001, the DREAM act was first conceived and somewhat forgotten due to the terrorist attacks of September 11th. It was reintroduced to Congress in 2009; its purpose is to fast track the possibility of US citizenship for those brought to this country
This is because of homeland security measures of US government. The homeland security is the term originated within the context of the September 11, 2001, attacks and resultant American policy adaptations; the fundamental concept has been periodically applied to during historical periods of national security and political crises. But the measures taken in the name of security were seriously challenging the basic civil liberties of citizens. Department of Homeland Security mandate largely overlooked by the press and it requires the FBI, CIA, state, and local governments to share intelligence reports with the department upon command, without
The demand for these Western commodities are important to growing and establishing the economy. Also, precious metals, mining and lumber help the West. These commodities are important today, in order to staying competitive and becoming an important part of the American and global economy. The federal government created new agencies, laws and amendments that were set in place to shaping and mapping the West for this economic competition. Throughout the New West, American businessmen were called business traders.
One of the key factors were the statutes passed that directly related to its tasks. The NSC Intelligence Directive No. 9 was revised on October 24, 1952 (Howe 11). The Secretary of Defense had issued this change and thus created the NSA. It was formally named so on November 4, 1952 (Howe 11).