Cause And Effect Essay On 9/11

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Not only the Twin Towers were attacked in the 9/11 terrorist attack that day, and not only the Pentagon. America as a whole was attacked, and other countries stood with us.
The World Trade Center also known as the "Twin Towers" were struck by two hijacked planes. The third plane crashed into a portion of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The fourth plane crashed into an empty field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The rescue efforts and excavation of what became known as Ground Zero, but it wasn’t the first time it had been attacked. One World Trade Center was the site of a terrorist bombing on February 26, 1993. A total of 19 terrorists hijacked the four planes on 9/11. All of the men were from nations in the Middle East. They belonged to a terrorist group called Al Qaeda, led by Osama bin Laden. Al Qaeda practices an extreme version of the religion of Islam.
When the twin towers fell in 2001, they created an enormous amount of airborne dust that included pulverised cement, glass, silica, asbestos, lead and dioxins. The health problems soon began. More than 70 percent of firefighters developed a breathing problem in the first year, from coughing to asthma. Since then, they have also been diagnosed with higher than average rates of certain cancers.Some of the chemicals in the World Trade Center dust have been linked with autoimmune diseases. Nearly 16,000 of those firefighters and
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government took many steps to try to make the country safer. It tightened security at airports and in public buildings. As millions watched the events of New York, American Airlines Flight 77 circled over downtown Washington, D.C., and slammed into the west side of the Pentagon military headquarters at 9:45 a.m. Jet fuel from the Boeing 757 caused a devastating inferno that led to the structural collapse of a portion of the giant concrete building. At that time the west had been under construction. it was a miracle for those whose lives could have ended that
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