On September 11, 2001 four U.S. planes were hijacked by the terrorist group, al-Qaeda, and were used as weapons of mass destruction in a suicide terrorist attack which targeted four separate U.S. locations. Over 3,000 people died, more than 6,000 people were injured and there was over $10 billion dollars in damage, to property in the United States. These occurrences which took place on September 11, 2001 were among the most devastating hits to the United States in history, to date. .
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.
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.
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and Citizens of America: Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are reminded of our Nation's path toward civil rights and the work that still remains. Recent threats targeting Jewish Community Centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week's shooting in Kansas City, remind us that while we may be a Nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all its forms. Each American generation passes the torch of truth, liberty and justice — in an unbroken chain all the way down to the present. That torch is now in our hands. And we will use it to light
Proportional Responses If someone does something to you, then you’ll most likely want to do it back right? Sometimes this can cause bad situations to worsen. I think a proportional response is bad, it makes things worse, causes retaliation, and it can potentially hurt our country.
In recent attacks of terrorism throughout Europe, security questions have surfaced and at the heart of this topic is whether or not a Burkini should be permitted at the beach. When countries face acts of terrorism, they often begin to stereotype and make irrational decisions. When the bomb on Hawaii happened, Americans imprisoned Japanese Americans. In recent times, mostly after 911, many Muslims were discriminated and we began to have more precautions on airlines. Often times women are discriminated for wearing too little clothing; however in this case, women are wearing too much clothes.
Recently the right to privacy has been severely threatened by the Patriot Act. The USA PATRIOT ACT, which was made a law on October 26, 2001 by president George W. Bush, let criminal investigators use whatever tools necessary to find terrorist attacks before they happened; USA PATRIOT ACT is short for "Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001". This was made a law in response to the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center in NYC on September 11, 2001. Law enforcement officials were given better resources to fight financial counterfeiting, smuggling and money laundering schemes that funded terrorists. The Patriot Act’s definition of terrorism also gave
The Stamp Act was created and enforced upon the colonies by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. After fighting in the North America's alongside the Colonists and in various other locations globally, the British racked up a healthy sum of debt, around 177 million pounds (Tax history Project): which roughly converts to 268,659,450 dollars in modern day currency. In an effort to pay off such debt, the British parliament issued various acts upon the colonists which taxed them for common goods: on specifically being the stamp act. Outraged by its coverage of over all paper good including stamps, legal documents, newsprint, and even playing cards and dice (history.org), the colonists proceeded to protest on belief of the act being unconstitutional(history.com
Terrorism causes fear all across the world. People are terrified because of what happens in these attacks. There are many different kinds of fear caused by terrorist attacks. Some react to these attacks differently than others. Many react to these attacks in a constructive and rational matter, this helps to not give the terrorists what they want.
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.
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so. "-Socrates. Peaceful resistance to laws positively impacts a free society because the society is not free unless it's able to check the government. As long as the protest of the law remains peaceful it is a good thing. It is the public telling the government that they will not let them gain to much power and crush their human rights.
On September 11, 2001, Americans changed the way they lived their lives. They went from not worrying about their safety, to worrying about whether today was going to be their last day alive. September 11th took the lives of many innocent people that should not have lost their lives. The 911 memorial garden is the most important monument because it shows that terrorists shattered America ’s sense of safety, and courageous American citizens would give their lives in the years that followed as they fearlessly joined the fight against terrorism around the world.