Explain How Has 9/11 Changed American Culture

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How has 9/11 Changed American Culture? September 11, 2001 was a harrowing event that took place in New York City, NY. Two foreign terrorists hijacked four planes that were flying above New York, two of which were flown into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. A third terrorist plane crashed into the Pentagon, a paramount government building located in Washington, DC. The fourth and final plane crashed into a nearby field a few miles outside of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Since this event, airports have upgraded their security to ensure that another terrorist event doesn’t take place. After the event took place, many U.S. citizens became furious and frightened of immigrants, mainly those originating from the middle east. Another bleak …show more content…

PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) became a common disorder in people who lost loved ones in the attack, or 9/11 survivors. Depression wasn’t an uncommon mental illness that swept the affected these same people, and also rescuers from the attack. Anxiety levels rose due to fear of future attacks. Loads of research was done on these disorders and illnesses before and after 9/11. “Another reaction frequently projected on survivors of the attacks is the notion of survivor guilt. Although it is no longer recognized as a formal condition—now living, diagnostically, as a part of PTSD—it is especially common among those "who used to fight together or endure adversity together, such as firefighters, police officers or soldiers," Neria …show more content…

It has changed its government, its way of travel, its thoughts on terrorism, and the way it perceives foreigners. Security will continue to be on higher alert after this devastating event. It has also changed our way of life. It has caused trauma on many families and individuals, and will continue to negatively effect Americans for years to come. Work Cited Green, Matthew. "How 9/11 Changed America: Four Major Lasting Impacts." KQED News. Yahoo!, 10 Sept. 2015. Web. 6 Mar. 2016. Johanson, Mark. "How 9/11 Changed the Way We Travel." International Buisness Times. BMC Software, 9 Sept. 2011. Web. 6 Mar. 2016. Amadeo, Kimberly. "How the 9/11 Attacks Still Affect the Economy Today." About News. Kimberly Amadeo, 22 Feb. 2016. Web. 6 Mar. 2016. Harmon, Katherine. "The Changing Mental Health Aftermath of 9/11--Psychological "First Aid" Gains Favor over Debriefings." Scientific American. Katherine Harmon, 10 Sept. 2011. Web. 6 Mar. 2016. Office of Public Affairs. "Fact Sheet: The Department of Justice Ten Years After 9/11." The United States Department of Justice. Office of Public Affairs, 7 Sept. 2011. Web. 07 Mar. 2016. Bearden, Tom. "9/11’s Profound Effects on Air Travel." PBS NewsHour. Tom Bearden, 8 Sept. 2011. Web. 7 Mar.

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