As those giant towers collapsed, so did our sense of security and the “safest place on Earth” became a home of fear. That fear translated into thousands of United States’ citizens suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The death toll is still climbing today as New Yorkers and rescue workers from across the country battle cancer due to the environmental hazards suffered in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001. Not only has the government been dramatically changed, but every American has been affected in some way from the events of
As the lives of seventeen students were taken away this valentine's day, in the most recent school shooting at Douglas High School, great controversy has erupted on the topic of gun control in America. Teens and parents across the world, have come together to protest the broken system that has greatly devastated so many families. As the discussion of gun control spreads, many turn to the NRA and political leaders to blame, but are these the people at fault? In the article, America's Unique Gun Violence Problem Explained in 17 Maps and Charts, German lopez writes, “ America has 4.4 percent of the world’s population, but almost half of the civilian-owned guns around the world.” These statistics explain americas lead in gun ownership well supported by both the NRA and the U.S second amendment. As the shootings increase so do the issues.
Emmanuel Azeez Instructor: Laura Howard English 1101 Essay 2 September 24, 2014. 9/11 On September 11, 2001 terrorists affiliated with Al-Qaeda hijacked and crashed two American airplanes into the Twin Towers, killing thousand and injuring hundreds. This was the worst terrorist attack in American history. It showed that even the most powerful country in the world was subject to attack. This attack exposed the vulnerability of the United States as a nation.
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. 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.
Not only did they lose someone they loved or almost lost their lives, this event affected them long term. Some have medical issues, mental issues, and emotional issues. The citizens of New York were affected severely by the event that happened on September 11, 2001. Out of the 2,606 people that died in the World Trade Center, 1,762 were residents of New York (Statistic Brain Research Institue). People not only died from the explosion of the airplane crashing into the twin towers, but had to make the decision to jump because there was no way out.
“Great joys make us love the world; great sadness make us understand the world.” said Kent Nerburn about the tragic events that took place on September 11, 2001 ( Applewhite). More than 1,000 people died in New York and DC when the terrorist attacked, many of the victims were the firefighters, police, and paramedics responded to this event. There were four hijackers who were involved in this event. They flew the planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon as a part of their suicide mission. As the two planes hit the north and south tower in NY, a plane attempted to hit the Pentagon in DC, the result of the terrorists actions that day were that many families lost loved ones (9/11 Facts).
These fears came also with the communities thinking about terrorism. “Negative views of refugees are tied to negative views about Muslims. In all 10 EU countries surveyed, people who have a more negative view of Muslims are also much more concerned about the threat of refugees to their country. For example, in the UK, 80% of those who have an unfavorable opinion of Muslims say refugees leaving Iraq and Syria are a major threat to their country. Most refugees in Europe come from nations that are predominantly Muslim.” (Poushter,2016) Communities were scared that these people were going to come and harm or terrorize their communities.” A median of 59% across 10 EU countries voice concern about the prospect of increased terrorism.
On April 20, 1999, students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold shook North America when they attacked Columbine High School. Thirteen people were killed and twenty-four others were injured, attracting attention from media outlets all over the world. Afterwards, the media increasingly covered violence in America’s schools; mainly violence in the form of school shootings. Panic swept the country, and debates had emerged questioning the safety of school children in America. Many people strongly agree that these recent events were the worst in decades, and education in the 1960’s and 70’s were much safer than now.
The Seton Hall University fire took place in January of the year 2000. Sadly, three students were killed and dozens were injured due to a fire that had started in the common room area. At first details about the cause of the fire were a little confusing, there were many reports that said smoking was the cause and a few that had stated that some drunk students had set the fire as a prank and the fire spread more rapidly than they had anticipated as a result of the carpeting containing synthetic fibers that had acted almost like an accelerant due to its makeup (Boland Hall Fire). This was such an unfortunate happening, what started as a seemingly harmless prank turned into an extremely dangerous situation that none would soon forget. During this incident, students thought it best to ignore the sounding of the fire alarms because
Although muslims receive an excessive amount of hate, immigrant citizens do as well. According to Southern Poverty Law Center, “Anti-immigrant hate groups are the most extreme of the hundreds of nativists and vigilante groups that have proliferated since the late 1990s when anti-immigration xenophobia began to rise to levels not seen in the United States since the 1920s. New York Times stated “There are 11 million people living under the law.” Some will bring violence and some will continue to try and assimilate to american culture. There are some anti-immigrant groups that seem to promote white
The fact that not one American can deny is that the effects of 9/11 where major and they did not end on September 11, 2001. Some people lost their lives, others lost a friend or family member. Some children never got to know their parents because they died on that day. The event changed the United State’s national security, dragged them into a war, and lastly changed airport security forever. On that day 3,000 people died, not including the people who fought overseas to stop another terrorist attack.