9/11: The Day That Changed America Forever 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.
Oklahoma City Bombing “On April 19th, 1995 one of the worst bombings happened on American soil.” Two ex Military Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh were planning a terrorist attack in Oklahoma City.(History.com) They had set diesel fuel and bombs in a truck in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building by pillars.(JamestownPublisher) McVeigh was angry at the U.S. government with citizens and politics. Nichols and McVeigh had planned this for a few months.
4.5. The Pentagon The hole that was left after American Airlines Flight 77 flew into the Pentagon was much smaller than the actual commercial plane. The plane was 125 feet long, however the hole left behind was 16 feet long, which lead a lot of people to question whether it was in fact the plane that crashed into the pentagon or was it hit by a foreign object and was made to look like a plane. 4.6. United Airlines Flight 93
U.S. soldiers are trained to follow orders, which is exactly what they did as hundreds of villagers were indiscriminately killed in the My Lai Massacre. Even if the soldiers were acting under confusing orders, that is a failure of the chain of command, and even if the killings were orchestrated by a few incompetent officers, those officers never should have been placed in leadership roles. The real tragedy of My Lai represents an entire system of willful negligence and lack of accountability on the part of the military. Thus the responsibility for the massacre lies with the men involved, but also with the military chain of command that gave the order and then tried to cover it up.
On October 28, 1993 a strike team of Delta Force operators launched an attack to capture a high ranking warlord living in Mogadishu Somalia. The goal of the operation was achieved but the local militia forced the soldiers into an overnight standoff that lasted well into the next day. In the end the United States lost 18 operators 73 were wounded and one was captured. The causes of the incident known as Black Hawk Down provide insight into changes made to U.S. tactics and foreign policy.
The Vietnam war memorial was is one the greatest memerials ever in the united states. It’s such a privilege to be written on that wall and it 's such a honor to be on it. I don’t see why you wouldn’t want that to be a memorial, there are so many great people upon that wall that deserved to be remembered and honored.
The morning of Tuesday September 11, 2011 is one of the biggest tradgies of all time. On this specific day four airlines were hijacked by an Islamic group that goes by the name al-Qaeda. The attacks took the lives of 2,996 innocent people, injured nearly 6,000 people, and caused at least $10 billion in infracture and property damage. These attacks, also known as the 9/11 attacks, will forever be remebered as one of the most horrific days for so many people around this world.
Emmanuel Azeez Instructor: Laura Howard English 1101 Essay 2 September 24, 2014. 9/11 On September 11, 2001 terrorists affiliated with Al-Qaeda hijacked and crashed two American airplanes into the Twin Towers, killing thousand and injuring hundreds. This was the worst terrorist attack in American history.
Two years later we entered Iraq. Many soldiers that were deployed over seas returned home with disabilities, or didn 't return home at all. 9/11 was a scary and devastating time for many families. It will be remembered as one of the most horrible and unbelievable days ever experienced in the United States. We can agree we will remember this day for many years to
At first glance it looked as if one plane was under attack. Little did we know, in a short period of time it would be four planes total. There has been some investigations as to how to handle another situation like this if one ever occurs. Giving what little we knew then and what we think we know now, could we ever really have a plan in place for something of this
Bo Maiellaro Dr. Hasty 9th LIT 2B Assassination Paper Many people know about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. What day it was on, where he was, and who he was with. But did you know that the main suspect for the murder, Lee Harvey Oswald, was also assassinated two days after the killing of John F. Kennedy.
The events that occurred on September, 11, 2001 were among the most catastrophic events in American history. The events of the day were summarized as 19 militants associated with the terror group al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out targeted attacks in the United States. Out of the four planes, two of them were flown into the World Trade Center in New York, a third one into the Pentagon in Washington and the fourth one crashing off course into a field. The attacks resulted in the deaths of over 3000 people and the beginning of a soon to come American counter terrorism policy and the subsequent invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Although there are a lot of conspiracy theories around the real motives and players behind the attack,
One of an impactful, historical tragedy in U.S history is the Boston Bombing. On April 15, 2013, at about 2:50 p.m., two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The bombs explode within 8-12 seconds of each other, and they were about 50-100 yards apart. 3 people got killed and more than 260 people got injured. The window of the store near the explosion were broken and a window on the third floor of the Boston Public Library was damaged.