Post 9/11 Research Paper

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9-12: Post-9/11 America “doug robinson: before and after 9/11” “9/11: the week before - the atlantic” “while america slept: the true story of 9/11 - NBC” “9 things you should know about the aftermath of 9/11”
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How have the events of 9/11 and its aftermath shaped what it means to be an American? Consider the actions the government has taken after these events, how it changed people 's lives and how you think of yourself living in a post-9/11 America.

“Consider that before September 11, 2001, there was no cohesive system in place to vet passengers in advance of flying; only limited technologies in place for uncovering a wide array of threats to passengers or aircraft; no comprehensive federal requirements to screen checked or carry-on baggage; and only minimal in-flight security on most flights” People stood frozen in front of their TVs for hours watching in disbelief as replays showed airlines fly into buildings and skyscrapers tumble before 9/11 you could stroll to the gate at the airport without a ticket and greet family and friends as they arrived or see them off as they
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While the nation drifted through the dog days, however, a group of terrorists was in the final stages of planning a series of attacks that would kill 3,000 people on September 11. Much of the federal government seemed to have been in a summer daze as well, missing the warning signs of what would become the deadliest act of terrorism on U.S. soil. While some in the intelligence community raised red flags, the White House had brushed off warnings of an impending attack and the CIA was failing to share information with the FBI about the terrorists ' travels. It took 99 days—until December 19, 2001—for the fires at Ground Zero to be extinguished.Cleanup at Ground Zero wasn 't officially completed until May 30, 2002. It took 3.1 million hours of labor to clean up 1.8 million tons of debris at a total cost of cleanup of $750

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