Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control. Four passenger airlines, all of which departed from airports in the northeastern United States bound for California, were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda members. One plane hit the Pentagon just outside of Washington D.C., the second plane crashed in a field in Pennslyvania, and the last two planes crashed into the Twin Towers. Within one hour and 42 minutes both 110 story towers were completely on the ground, with debris filling the air and fires starting to spread. Numerous other buildings at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan were destroyed or badly damaged.
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.
During a trip to Australia, Clinton Spoke about his missed opportunity 8 months after leaving office. Eerily, the speech took place the day before the 9/11 attacks with Bin Laden behind it. "I nearly got him. And I could have gotten, I could have killed him, but I would have destroyed a little town called Kandahar in Afghanistan and kill 300 innocent women and children". Little did he know the 9/11 attack would end up taking the lives of 2,977 innocent people.
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.
This attack exposed the vulnerability of the United States as a nation. The 9/11 attacks changed the country forever; some lost family members, friends, and those who survived are forever hunted by the events of September 11, 2001. The entire country was in pandemonium including my family. I remember the day like it was yesterday. For me it was no different from every other Wednesday.
As the invasion went on, the chance of the U.S winning decreased within every hour. President Kennedy then ordered an “air-umbrella” at dawn. This plan demolished the U.S military. Because Kennedy was new in office, he wanted to do the “right thing” and make everyone proud that they voted for him. Unfortunately the CIA had created the plans before Kennedy was in office, and they did not share all of the information with him and manipulated him into approving it.
Participants in the so-called “Philadelphia Experiment” were subsequently brainwashed to keep the details of the mishap fuzzy. The military denies the allegations. A kernel of truth about the US. Navy experimenting with ways to make their ships invisible to magnetic field mines seems to have been twisted, spun and embellished to the tale of teleportation. The ship, however, may have sailed between Philadelphia and Norfolk via an inland channel, cutting a two-day journey to 'just six hours, according to a source.
A Whole New World Many people have experienced thoughts of the world ending and a different society following the aftermath, and this has led to many imaginary post-apocalyptic worlds. Station Eleven, a dystopian novel written by Emily St. John Mandel, revolves around human life on Earth after a pandemic wipes out ninety-nine percent of the world’s population. The author employs literary devices, such as imagery, tone, diction, and detail in order to effectively describe a world recovering from such a fallout. In the beginning of the passage, Mandel uses imagery and tone to help readers experience a life where the seemingly insignificant details of life that are taken for granted are no longer present. The passage begins elaborating on the lack of these everyday beauties that are not appreciated, such as pools filled with “chlorinated water lit green from below” and “porch lights with moths fluttering” around them in the summer night air.
In spite of this, the militias continued on their path to toward Concord Bridge where a battle was fought and the British would be forced to withdraw. The British lost 300 men killed, wounded, or missing. With these many casualties for the British, it was safe to say that no petition was going to sort out what went down at Lexington and Concord. The Americans tried anyways and desperately, with an attempt to restore peace, The Olive Branch Petition was adopted by Congress and sent directly to King George III. The king refused to read the petition and patriots realized Parliament was acting with the knowledge and royal support.
George W. Bush’s “9/11 Address to the Nation” was a speech given after the tragic event that occurred on September 11th. He addressed this speech to the people of America on the night of the tragic event, highlighting how Americas freedom was attacked. Bush sent out special forces to find out who was responsible for this, so they can give them the punishment they deserve. The speech was to commemorate the lives lost in the incident, as well as to show that the United States is a strong, bright country. In the speech president Bush used metaphor to compare how the United States is a strong country.
Plus, since the attack the united states is too strict in order to do anything. The attack started at 8:50 am and the northern tower was struck first. But even though the southern tower was struck second it was the first to collapse. The northern tower finally collapsed 102 minutes after it was struck. The pentagon was also stuck the plane flew into it and exploded.
The disaster of 9/11 was filled with villains, heros, and tragedies, but why would someone attack America and how did the people handle it. It started out as a normal Tuesday on September 11,2001. An airport security supervisor, Claudia Richey, stops a man that she thinks she saw on a police sketch. She tells her coworker but he assured her there was no connection and the man passes to his
As those giant towers collapsed, so did our sense of security and the “safest place on Earth” became a home of fear. That fear translated into thousands of United States’ citizens suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The death toll is still climbing today as New Yorkers and rescue workers from across the country battle cancer due to the environmental hazards suffered in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001. Not only has the government been dramatically changed, but every American has been affected in some way from the events of