Analysis: Where Were You When The World Changing

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“Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?”
When Americans reflect on the past, most can say they remember exactly where they were and what they were doing on September 11,2001. It was a day filled with tears, love, terror, and more than anything change. Our nation has felt lasting effects in many ways since that tragic day, but perhaps the three most prevalent are: government changes, air travel changes, and family life changes.
Can you imagine being President George W. Bush at the exact moment he received word that the World Trade Center had been hit in an act of terror? He was forced to take immediate action in order to protect the lives of all people in The Unites States. Bush and all men in his council were not given the option to run in fear; they knew it was their responsibility to protect the American people. In the days following the attack, the first concern became ridding our nation of Muslum terrorist groups that could cause another attack. By passing the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Acts, the government could much more closely monitor the number of immigrants coming into our nation. Two other major pieces of legislation passed were the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill and the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. Both provided aid to soldiers who immediately …show more content…

As a result of the attack, people were afraid to fly because they feared they would experience the same fate as those on board the previously hijacked airplanes. In an effort to increase the safety of air travel, Congress passed the Aviation and Transportation Security Act. This act greatly increased guidelines on luggage and passenger checks and made the American people feel much safer about air travel. These changes were made in airport security after the attack on 9/11 in an effort to avoid another tragic incident

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