“9/11 changed America fundamentally, far more so than outsiders realized at the time. For Americans it genuinely was a new Pearl Harbour, an attack on the homeland that made them feel vulnerable for the first time in 60 years,” (Powell, 2003). The terrorist attacks of 9/11 affect America today because they instigated the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the “War on Terror,” and led to an increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes. “Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of George W. Bush,” (9/11, 2010). The most noticeable of these effects was the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.
A day forever remembered in United States history is September 11, 2001. Not only did the event that occurred on this day effect the loved ones of many, it touched every U.S citizen. The event of 9/11 has gone down as one of the most tragic and influential events in all of history. There were many causes that led to this disaster and you mustn’t forget the effects it left on America. You may be unaware of how far the event goes back in history, with causes dating back to the 1980’s.
The flights that changed america 9/11/01 was a scary day for a lot of people. Parents were scared for there kids and, a lot of people thought they were going to be in the area next. People had questions like, who did this? How many people taken from the families and others? But most people don’t even think about how did 9/11 happened.
On September 11, 2001, the world stood still in sheer disbelief, as the United States fell victim to an appalling terrorist attack. An Islamic extremist group, known as Al-Qaeda, hijacked four commercial airplanes in the morning of this life-changing day. The group targeted monumental buildings in both New York and Washington, D.C. and executed multiple, suicide attacks, which left behind a massive sea of destruction. Images clearly reveal flames and plumes of black smoke, billowed from the floors and windows of the World Trade Center. Lives have certainly changed in some shape or form and for some, more than others.
Did you know that the 9/11 attack was not the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center? On the 11th of September in the year 2001, Islamic terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes and crashed two of them in the World Trade Center in New York City. One of the other planes was crashed into the Pentagon in Virginia while the last plane was driven to the ground in a field in Pennsylvania. 9/11 changed American society by improving security but also by increasing ongoing wars. Immigration and deportation were also increased because of 9/11.
Life changes Where were you on September 11, 2001? Almost every American citizen remembers exactly where they were and what they were doing on that day because it is such a historic moment for the United States. America completely changed after 9/11 nobody’s life was the same, everyone from the President of the United States to the mailman felt the effects of 9/11, and that included my Grandfather. My grandfather is named Vernon Cotten and he is a judge in a small town in Mississippi called Carthage that has a population of 5,000. He remembers the tragedy vividly.
After September 11th, our Airport security was stricter than ever. Men and Women were hired by government agency and issued blue uniforms to police our airports. Prior to September 11th, airports used private company security guards. People traveling now must endure warrantless searches, pat downs and logged scans of their facial features. American Citizens of all ages were apprehended for minor infractions.
On September 11, 2001 it was early morning and I was sick so my dad had me go to work with him because my mom couldn’t watch me. Something terrible happened this day though. People were going to work to the trade center where my dad worked. My dad had arrived a little late to his meeting, we had both thought the was our biggest problem of the day.
9/11 will go down as one of the biggest tragedies in our history. On that day, nearly 3,000 people died from the hands of terrorism. It was a day where a series of calamites occurred. Four planes were hijacked by terrorists with innocent people on board and they crashed into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and in a field in Pennsylvania. This is not only day that will not be forgotten but it is a day that has changed the world.
The numerous horrific events in our airspace, significantly the September 11 or 911 incident shattered the sense of security of aviation. Before this incident, the only thing that we are afraid of whenever we are travelling via air or more on aircraft crashing and or hijacking. We always have the notion that with all the secured entrances, x-ray machines, and metal detectors nothing could go wrong in an airport more so inside an airplane. Who would ever think neither expects that we are sitting beside a terrorist or that we are being ushered by drug couriers or that we are on the same plane with full load shipment of contrabands, I think we are on the same page when I say nobody is.
Race is man-made, because there is only one race in this world: the human race. American was built on the immigrants that came into this country in search of the “American Dream”, the dream of cultural freedom, the dream of freedom of speech and the freedom of being able to be who you are. American is known as the melting pot where everyone can live at piece with each other, yet racism lives on in America; racism toward Muslims. This racism has been happening for a very long time but has increased since the terrorists attack on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, better known as 9/11. This is a very historic attack and not only changed the fact that the Twin Towers is no longer standing but it has changed America as a whole.