A date that has gone down infamously in America’s history is the tragic event that occurred on September 11, 2001. This date was a turning point in the world, and many changes could be seen, such as the addition of the TSA in airports and increased security. However, one of the lesser known effects was the sense of fear that was unconsciously instilled within our communities. Today, this fear is represented through our heightened awareness towards terrorism, and the increased distance we tend to place between ourselves and our fellow community members. While 9/11 was a day most noted for its horrific display of terror and the loss of many lives, it was also the day that we, as a nation, lost our sense of security and replaced it with a sense
On September 11, 2001, nineteen terrorists boarded four planes, all transcontinental flights full of jet fuel. 9/11 became the first of many hijackings in the United States. The terrorists turned two flights into flying weapons of destruction, knocking down America’s tallest buildings. The third plane rammed into the Pentagon and the fourth plane was crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. 9/11 became the day that a tragic event killed thousands, injured hundreds and changed America forever.
Domestic terrorism refers any forcefulness act exerted on the civilian population or the infrastructure of a particular nation. Mostly domestic terrorism is done by the citizens of the nation with the intention of coercing, intimidating the national policy. A lone wolf terrorist is a situation where a citizen performs a forceful act supporting or basing on ideology and beliefs of certain movements or groups. One person alone without any command or assistances does a lone terrorist from the group.
As humans, fear is nearly inevitable. We all experience it one point or another in our lives, some more than others. However, what happens when a fear gets out of hand? Or worse, when this fear is instilled in a whole group of people? This situation, known as mass hysteria, is clearly depicted in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. The people of Salem were essentially engulfed by the fear of witches, causing them to behave in many irrational ways. Although mass hysteria affected these fictional characters, its effects are all too real in life today. Such effects include the aftermath that followed the September 11th terrorist attacks. One thing both The Crucible and post 9/11 have in common: they feared the unknown.
Every American knows of the horrifying terror attacks that took place on September 11th, 2001, in New York and Washington, DC. The terrorist organization al Qaeda hijacked four airlines and flew two of them into the World Trade Center in New York, and one of them into the Pentagon in Washington.The fourth plane was stopped mid flight by its brave passengers and did not reach its intended target. Innocent civilians were now the casualties of war waged by an extremist muslim terrorist group based out of Afghanistan. The United States had never witnessed any terrorist attack of this size on its own soil previous to 2001. This was a day that American citizens would remember forever, not only because of the events themselves, but because of the
Mass shootings are a horrific event prevalent in our society for many years. On July 18, 1984, James Huberty fires with his long-barreled Uzi at a McDonald’s San Ysidro, California, killing twenty-one adults and children. Another gunman, George Hennard, fires in a Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas, killing a total of twenty-three people on On October 16, 1991. A different mass murderer, Seung-Hui Cho, shoots thirty-two students and faculty members dead at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia on April 16, 2007. Additionally, Adam Lanza opens fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut killing twenty students aging from six to seven, and six staff on December 14, 2012. All too often in the history of America, innocent
Thirteen years, two months and eight days have passed since September 11. Still, the remnants of a terrorist attack on the Twin Towers lingers among the public’s mind. Security has been beefed up with extreme standards, stressing the safety of the American public from eminent attacks. This has also created a boost in awareness to suspicious activities and personnel. To some, the ignorance is stronger than most because of the belief that the actions committed on 9/11 were meaningless, that it didn’t change a thing in American society. Unfortunately, 9/11 changed everything, but in the end, it was for the greater good. Since then, the actions from September 11 have created a positive
September 11th, 2001, left a devastating impact on not only the United States, but worldwide. Many families had been separated and many souls were lost in what was one of the most terroristic events that has ever happened on American ground. As two planes crashed into the Twin Towers located in New York, thousands of people would be left stuck in the crumbling building, some able to escape, while others were not as lucky. In an essay by Peter Bergen called “Could it Happen Again? In the National Interest”, Bergen highlights inside details of the fatal attack and what caused Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda to reign its terror on the Twin Towers. He explores the text of the Quran and the impact it’s leaving on its people and also brings in an expert in international politics in the Middle East in order to solidify his idea on what really caused 9/11.
The horrific events of September 11, 2001 was not the first example of a terrorist attack upon the United States carried out by radical Islamist. In 1993 Al Qaeda bombed the North tower of the World Trade Centers in attempt to knock down the building and to causes utter chaos. This plan failed and in the process, killing 6 and injuring 1,042. This attack by Al Qaeda proved that the United States was not invincible superpower country but that they were susceptible to terrorist attacks. This attack by Al Qaeda gave them the confidence and experience to carry out another attack. Unfortunately, eight years later Al Qaeda finished their plan of destroying the World Trade Center, when two planes flew into the North and South Towers killing 2,606.
Newton’s third law of motion states “every force there is an equal and opposite force or reaction.” (Merriam-Webster, 2017). It works the same way when we react to any type of violence to protect our country. We demand as a citizen to be safe on the streets in our country.
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. Thus, 9/11 fabricated significant social, psychological, and economic changes to American society, which has proven to be more
We need as many gun restrictions in America as possible, why? Because at least over 28,000 children were killed over an 11 year period, and on average 31 people are shot and killed. Proposition 63 requires background checks to purchase ammunition and firearms, it also prohibits the possession of large capacity magazines.Society’s mentality has evolved into shoot first ask questions later, resulting in many deaths among all age, cultural, and ethnic groups. Proposition 63 should be in full effect because it will prevent mass shootings, decrease the statistics of those who die from gun violence and abolish accidental deaths among the younger generations.
Nearly the whole country watched in horror on the morning of September 11, 2001. As the planes crashed and the towers burned, many thought it simply wasn’t true. They believed that it was impossible that someone could hate America that much. It was true, and it left lasting effects on Americans everywhere. Al-Qaeda had carried out a plan so horrific that it killed nearly three thousand people.