9/11: The Day That Changed America Forever On September 11, 2001, nineteen terrorists boarded four planes, all transcontinental flights full of jet fuel. 9/11 became the first of many hijackings in the United States. The terrorists turned two flights into flying weapons of destruction, knocking down America’s tallest buildings. The third plane rammed into the Pentagon and the fourth plane was crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. 9/11 became the day that a tragic event killed thousands, injured hundreds and changed America forever.
It is 9:00 AM, American airline #11 crashed in between the 93rd-99th floor of the North Tower. 18 minutes later, the next plane, airline #175 hit the south tower. Now they are scorching into flames, and by 10:30 both towers had fallen straight down. It seems like the towers should have toppled over, but they did not, but It fell straight down. However, the planes hit so high up in the towers that the towers did not topple over, now if the planes hit lower they would have toppled over.
Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control. Four passenger airlines, all of which departed from airports in the northeastern United States bound for California, were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda members. One plane hit the Pentagon just outside of Washington D.C., the second plane crashed in a field in Pennslyvania, and the last two planes crashed into the Twin Towers. Within one hour and 42 minutes both 110 story towers were completely on the ground, with debris filling the air and fires starting to spread. Numerous other buildings at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan were destroyed or badly damaged.
The terrorist attacks on 9/11 have caused many debates over the years since they occurred back in 2001. Two American planes were hijacked and ran into the twin tower buildings, another was hijacked and headed for the pentagon, but thankfully never made it. Thousands of Americans lost their lives on the days of the attacks and to this day the sorrow hangs with us. Security was a huge debate of the time because America is supposed to be the safest nation there is, so how did this happen? America had lots of changes to make the attacks on September 11, 2001.
The attack happened on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, the attack happened in Pearl Harbor Hawaii. The attack was 2 hours in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, there were exactly 21 ships in the U.S. Pacific fleet that had been sunk or severely damaged. There were exactly 188 United States aircrafts that were destroyed and exactly 159 that were damaged. That would make a total amount of 2,403 innocent people that were killed, the majority were the soldiers and sailors. When Japan sent their planes to attack the United States Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, they desired to make themselves look strong, but it made a lot of people think that they are heartless and ruthless.
Kennedy International Airport in New York on July 17th, 1996. TWA Flight 800 had a rather normal day up until the crash. The aircraft was on its way from New York to Paris with a layover in Rome and had been in Greece previously before reaching New York (TWA flight 800 crash - Atlantic Ocean off New York: 1996 1). Once the plane had arrived at JFK International Airport it was stationed at gate 5 terminal 26 and departed the airport at around 8pm making its way towards its destination in France (1-2; Callahan 1). Just Eleven minutes into the Flight the plane exploded eight miles away from the coast of Long Island then creating from that moment on a national mystery of what had caused the plane to explode (TWA flight 800 crash - Atlantic Ocean off New York:1996 2).
It took just forty five days for United States citizens to acquiesce their rights to freedom and privacy for the sake of safety following the events of September 11, 2001. Forty five days is how long it took the United States Congress to pass a law that gave up the very concept of liberty upon which this country is founded. The morning sky was a brilliant shade of blue with not a cloud in sight in New York on that fateful day of September. That all changed at 8:45 AM when a Boeing 767 jet plane tore into the north tower of the World Trade Center. Eighteen minutes later, a second Boeing 767 bit into the sixtieth floor of the south tower.
Similarly, time before 2001's event, the 19 hijacking men took a lot of preparation before the 9/11 attack such as years of training and much flight classes with no suspicion what so ever. It can also be compared that the two events both happened deliberately, intentionally for the United States- ubrupt unforeseen and unpredicted. The two separate attacks also did very much damage to the country. During that attack on Pearl Harbor it damaged 21 ships of the U.S, destroyed 188 airplanes, killed 2,403 Americans and injured 1,178. During 9/11's attack it damaged and destroyed both twin towers in the World Trade Center and the west side of the pentagon killing a total of 2,996 people and injuring over
It was a brisk January afternoon in Upper Manhattan, New York. Nothing out of the ordinary, until a commercial airliner lands… in the Hudson River. The plane had struck a flock of geese at 15,000 feet, disabling both engines. The pilot weighed his options, and decided to land his stricken jet in the Hudson. But was that the right choice-- to put passengers’ lives in danger?
Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, New York to Santo to Las Americas International Airport, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Accident aircraft Airbus A300-605R, registration N14053 had a carrying capacity of 267 people and was powered by two General Electric CF6-80C2A5 engines. On November 12, 2011 American Airlines Flight 587 encountered the second-deadliest aviation accident on U.S. soil. Flight 587, around 0916:15 eastern standard time, carrying 260 people crashed into the Belle Harbor neighborhood of Queens, New York, killing all 260 people onboard and 5 on the ground. Initially it was suspected as a terrorist attack as it happened exactly after 2 months and 1 day after 9/11 World Trade Centre attack.
First Responders James Cross Intro to Homeland Defense Professor Kirchgraber August 30, 2015 Abstract 9/11 is a day that many will never forget. Terrorist high jacked four planes and flew them into predetermined locations. 3000 people died in The World Trade Center alone. Several of these were first responders. First responders were faced with several issues.
The attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 occurred when I was in eighth grade. I remember a teacher walking into my English classroom to tell my English teacher that a plane had crashed into one of the Twin Towers. At that point, it was unclear what had happened, and it wasn 't until the second plane crashed that it became clear that it was a terrorist attack. Since that day, there has been an increase in border security and more surveillance activity on
Plus, since the attack the united states is too strict in order to do anything. The attack started at 8:50 am and the northern tower was struck first. But even though the southern tower was struck second it was the first to collapse. The northern tower finally collapsed 102 minutes after it was struck. The pentagon was also stuck the plane flew into it and exploded.
The first homemade bomb exploded at a university in Chicago in 1978. Although, not known as the Unabomber yet, his antics continued sporadically over the next seventeen years. In the FBI case file, it stated that along the way, he sowed fear and panic, even threatened to blow up airliners in flight. This home grown terrorist was the worst in American history. After reading this summary, you will have a clear understanding of the sheer terror that Theodore (Ted) Kaczynski cause for over a decade in America.
Once the February bombings took place a short respite ensued trailed by the U.S. 8th Air Force bombing the city with another 400 more aircraft bombers on March 2. The final punching blow came from 572 bombers from the 8th Air Force on April 17 (Vonnegut). The bombing of Dresden what is it ethical and morally right . Was it absolutely important in ending World War 2. What was it actually about and how many lives were really lost.