Opponents of the Patriot Act argue that this act restricts the right to privacy which is promised to citizens by the founding fathers and is stated in the Constitution. Supporters argue that the Patriot Act is a necessary response to 9/11 and provides our law enforcement with the means to eradicate potential terrorist behaviors before they occur. Truly, the Patriot Act is one of the most positive government or public response to the 9/11 attacks on the United States. The Patriot Act has one priority - to prevent any and all potential terrorist attacks.
Little did we know that this would affect the nation for years to come. Shortly after the attacks on 9/11 the Government acted very quickly. As stated in an article by Jaeshin Kim, “The Bush Administration launched the bombing of Afghanistan, and Congress passed the USA PATRIOT Act allowing law enforcement powers to detain foreign nationals or immigrants suspected of terrorism” (Kim 1). In situations as these, the President has no option but to quickly react, so he did.
It showed that even the most powerful country in the world was subject to attack. 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.
She makes multiple allusions, including the 80's in Beirut and Lebanon with Reagan, mentioning the 280 murdered, as well as the attacks on the Benzine and Kenya embassies while her husband was in office, as well as bringing up 9/11. Hillary likely used these examples for two reasons, one of which is the strong emotions they inspire in the American people. Secondly she likely brings it up to disprove that the war she voted for caused more terrorism. Though it may be false, the knowledge that terrorism previously existed in the U.S. is enough to for some to disarm the attack on
Prosecutors have begun to change their process for screening, investigating, and prosecuting certain criminal offenses; emphasize intelligence collection; and pay increased attention to precursor crimes such as identity theft, fraudulent documents creation, and money laundering. More prosecutors will develop a well-defined role for their offices in responding to terrorism as they have an opportunity to use the updated legislation. While we still have a long way to go we are trying hard to correct the problems we still face today involving terrorism we as a country need to strengthen all relationships with the law enforcement , the public and outside countries that could pose a
While other historians focus on the what happened after the bombing. The atomic bomb became the first of step, of many, in an arms race between Russia, The United States, and China. During the Cold War there were millions of people living in fear of the next atomic bomb to go off over an inhabited city. Other Historians believe it was a tactic to demonstrate the U.S. might to the rest of the world, specifically
He was faced with the difficult task that evenings of letting the world know what took place that day, and help the American people through a day of shock and disbelief. In a time of unspeakable evil, George W bush addresses that nation using rhetorical appeals; together with the history of American ideas to reassure and untie not only Americans, but the world to stand together and fight back on the war of terrorism.
Terrorist attacks have been taking place from a long period of time. These attacks have been set and planned to plant terror and fear in the people’s hearts. Recent terrorist attacks are taking place and many different countries have been working together in order to eliminate this threat. A famous terrorist attack that took place in the USA is the attack of 9/11 on the two world trade centers, the pentagon and other areas. This attack has threatened the western countries ever since.
However, there is a war-ready mentality that remains because of nuclear arsenals (93% belonging to the United States and Russia) and defense budgets (Dower, 10). Additionally, there are millions who are displaced, and terrorism and suicide bombings take thousands of lives, so chaos remains in countries that are torn apart by internal conflicts. In Chapter Two, he characterizes World War II as “total war” because every resource was mobilized and every citizen in enemy territory became a target. While World War II brought the United States out of the Great Depression to become a prosperous, military power, it also left behind a legacy that impacted the entire globe. The immediate results included death, destruction, displacement, homelessness, starvation, and disease.
The events of 9/11 ultimately led to war against Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and allowed the United States access to Iraq’s most prized commodity, oil. America declared war on Iraq to gain control of Iraq’s oil but in order to do so it had to cover up its track. Within weeks of the devastating 9/11 attacks, Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was named as the perpetrator. But many believe that Bin Laden was just a convenient fall guy, as he already was on the FBI’s most wanted list for the bombing of the American embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, where he killed over 200 people.
The mission statement for the Department of Homeland Security was developed after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. It was immediately evident that our country was vulnerable to attacks from within and from outside of our borders. The White House acted quickly and within 11 days appointed Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Ridge, the first Director of Homeland Security in the White House (Homeland Security, 2015). Their mission statement is as follows: “The vision of homeland security is to ensure a homeland that is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards” (Homeland Security, 2015).
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall,” Confucius states. Whether it was the collapse of two monumental giants in New York City, the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary or the Boston Marathon Bombing, the United States has witnessed countless, unfathomable acts of terror. Despite all of the recent tragedies, the events of September 11, 2001 will remain a memory in the hearts of all people who watched, in disbelief and fear, the collapse of the World Trade Center. On that fateful day, the terrorists believed they had won the battle by carrying out catastrophic devastation.
After attacks of September 11, 2001 the nation’s top priority is to defend its citizen from the terrorist using all information in the area. On that day many people died because a terrorist planed that crash, once that first plane crashed hundreds of people died and now hundreds are trapped, then the second plane crashed the other building causing millions people to die and many people trapped. We had over 400 firefighters and police there trying to help and trying to keep everyone clam. Every since this has happened, this is why the government has done this. Luckily it did because then they could track that guy down and send him to jail.
Non-state actors attempt to attack the U.S. and recruit U.S. citizens to participate in attacks against our homeland without warning. The prospect of terrorist attacks on our homeland from non-state actors or our own radicalized homegrown terrorists has increased a
The USA PATRIOT (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001) was a necessary and effective piece of legislation that enhanced the security of the nation and will continue, in a modified form, to prevent future terrorist attacks although it was quite intrusive on American’s civil liberties. According to detailed study of the decade following 9/11, “If we just look at the decade between 2001 and 2011, we still see that the number of terrorist attacks has declined since Sept. 11.” So, in terms of achieving its goal, it has been successful. Signed into law by President George W. Bush in October of 2001 in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the United States during