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.
There have been a number of effects on the everyday lives of Americans made by the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. First of all, United States troops invaded Afghanistan less than a month after the World Trade Center attacks to release al-Qaeda’s grip on the Middle East. In 2003, the United States troops invaded Iraq, which was not directly related to the attacks but was an important weapon in the War of Terror. The United States stepped their game up in many departments around the country. They upgraded the airport security, had a lockdown on immigration and deportation, and many more things that could ever be a threat to the U.S. and its
“Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.” George W. Bush delivered this speech on the night of the September 11 attacks. The shattered steel of the Twin Towers, once towering the New York City skyline, forever changed America and its response to terrorism. The largest foreign attack on U.S. soil appropriately gave reason to Americans to recoil in fear and lose trust in the future, but in reality, the country displayed the opposite reaction. It rebuilt upon the shadow of the past.
In his “9/11 Address to the Nation” the 43rd President of the United States of America, George W. Bush assures that America will not be affected by the unruly and evil attacks carried out on September 11th, 2001. The President drafted this speech to resist the impending fear and questioning that American citizens around the country would soon be consumed by. Because 9/11 was the most impactful, yet devastating terrorist attack on the United States to date, Bush was not able to derive his thoughts from others’ ideas and speeches, thus he was forced to dig deep and extract the emotions and thoughts aroused by the “despicable acts.” Much like any great leader, President Bush wanted to stress the importance of instilling a sense of pride and resilience in the country and fellow countrymen and women to come together and remain as one. As the head of the “brightest beacon of freedom and opportunity” President George W. Bush declares that the United States of America will “remain strong” and appear unaffected as the country continues to build and rebound from the senseless acts of terrorism and hate. When being sworn into office, the elected presidential candidate must swear to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States to the best of his/her ability.
Nobody knew, it was a rude awakening. If the terrorist did not blend in officers would be able to arrest them as fast as possible, but before officers do anything they must take as many safety measures as needed. It was all 10,000 gallons of jet fuel ready to destroy America forever. The time is taking its precious little... It is 9:00 AM, American airline #11 crashed in between the 93rd-99th floor of the North Tower.
Both were thrust into office in a period of economic collapse, and both had to clean up the mess the previous presidents had left. Because of these situations, “both had to develop strong economic policies to get the economy back on track.”(6) Reagan’s plan, Reagonomics, and Roosevelt’s plan, the New Deal, both helped to not only rescue the country from the failing economy but also to change it. Both presidents spent more money on military and “ushered in an era of social change and government responsibility that was a great departure from previous administrations.”(6) These two presidents knew what to do to rebuild the economy and did it. They both created legacies for themselves that still last today. So despite a few differences in the way they lived their lives, Ronald Reagan and Franklin Delano Roosevelt were both incredibly similar in tactics and situations.
His foreign policy was outstanding as well. Towards the end of his presidency he was stained with the Lewinsky Scandal that molded the way America saw Bill Clinton presidency, inadequate. People see Bill Clinton's presidency as a failure because of the Lewinsky Scandal, but what they fail to acknowledge is his achievements such as: prioritizing education, creating jobs, lowering crime rates, and demonstrating excellent foreign policies. Monica
Recent discoveries show, “Of 134 jihadist-inspired terrorists who have carried out or plotted attacks here since 9/11, 96 were U.S. citizens” (Jenkins). In the United States there has been a serious rise in domestic terrorism, however the government refuses to acknowledge it. Instead their focus has been abroad, rightly so in some cases, while more domestic attacks make headline news. The change in visa laws does nothing, because since 9/11 86% of the terror attacks have been plotted or carried out by American citizens. Therefore, the United States needs to step up its efforts to combat domestic terrorism because the jail time is too short for current terrorists, there are no true task forces for current attacks, and there has been an increase of these groups and attacks.
World War Two Ending The Great Depression In a time, when The Progressive Movement had created hundreds of different reform movements with progressive ideals and when World War Two ended with an American victory in Europe and in The Pacific. It is in this context that the Great Depression had completely devastated the American Economy. Three significant ways World War Two brought The United States out of the Great Depression were the massive amount of wartime production, and influx of new types of workers. Admittedly, one significant cause that brought The United States out of the Great Depression was the New Deal (A). The New Deal brought The Great Depression to an end because the government used deficit spending and created jobs for the desperate
The Vietnam War was the first war to be televised and revealed what was truly happening in Vietnam. Also, newspapers revealed stories and government secrets that proved that the American people were being lied to ( New York Times vs. the United States). The Vietnam war is believed by some to be a war deeply rooted in economics. Many aspects of the United States were affected directly. The Great Society programs were suffering because the money that was put towards the war, could have been used to help poverty programs.
First, 9/11 weakened our economy. We spent millions of dollars after this event not only on defense efforts, but also on war efforts in retaliation to those responsible. Our number one focus became keeping our country safe. Secondly, after 9/11, we made our airport security tighter. We lost a lot of trust in the safety
Those who opposed the merchants could expect no less merciful of a response. The Seven Years War had a long reaching effect on large numbers of people. The interruption of New York commerce was an unintended effect of the war, however it had consequences which could not have been predicted by the British policy makers. The tenacity of the New York businessmen threw a wrench in the cogs of the British war machine and changed the state of the economy permanently. Eventually leading to the American Revolution (Truxes
How did the Civil War permanently change the American psyche? Be sure to address the title of the book on which this documentary was based A Republic of Suffering. Limit your answer to 8 to 10 well-constructed sentences. The loss of so many lives was not only a permanent change in the American Psyche but also in the character of the republic and the culture of the government.
These full body scanners, which Chertoff had a hand in getting into the airports, were “heavily criticized (and little tested)”, and were sold by a company which was a client of Chertoff’s consulting agency (Turley, 3). Another example is Dick Cheney. He was the CEO of Halliburton, a company associated with numerous U.S. war scandals, prior to holding the office of Vice-President. How telling is it that “the company (Halliburton) made $217,199 in campaign contributions in 2004, and in the same year was awarded $8 billion in military contracts” (Newton, 229). According to Turley, hundreds of billions of dollars annually go towards the cost of war, the taxpayers’ money flowing into the arms industry’s pocket, and those agencies and contractors are trying to keep it that way.
American Security Post 9/11 After going through the immeasurable shock and horror of the 9/11 attacks, Americans have joined together to create a more secure nation than existed previously. “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve”, these inspiring words from President George W. Bush after the 2001 terrorist attacks (Bush “Address”). Immediately following these attacks the American government was working towards creating a more secure nation. After the terrorist attack on September 11th, the United States responded by creating the Department of Homeland Security.