During the War of 1812, the British attacked the heart of our nation, Washington D.C. They were frustrated from the burning of their federal buildings in York, Canada, which is present day Toronto ,so they thought burning down the capitol was the best revenge. During the three days they were in the city, they set fire to most of it causing the majority of the small population to flee. When the citizens started to return, they found their homes and lives destroyed. The destructive actions from the British were brutal and set us up for a long road to recovering the nation’s capitol.
The Toronto 18 case also known as “The Battle of Toronto” that was named by the terrorist group back in the year 2005. The ringleader Zakaira Amara of the Toronto 18 case confessed it as the mimic to the 9/11. That group’s main task included crippling the economy and unleashing mass carnage, terror and destruction in downtown Toronto. The method being used included a number trucks loaded with tones of fertilizer bomb material and detonating them at the Canadian broadcasting center, the Canadian parliament building, the Canadian security intelligence services building and the parliamentary peace tower to take hostage of the building and ending up with the beheading of the Canadian ministers and including the Canadian prime minister at that time. This plan was planned to brought in action in the early morning of
The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire was a devastating fire that killed 146 girls in New York City (Leap for Life, Leap for Death). At this time, citizens of New York were furious and demanded that the government do something to prevent future tragedies. The government responded and the reforms that the government made, it changed the future of New York industry. The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, one of history’s deadliest fires, came as a result of outrageously unsafe working conditions, led to a high death toll and injury total, but, ultimately resulted in reforms that helped safeguard future factory workers. In 1911, the 275 girls died that day had only 27 buckets of water (Leap for Life, Leap for Death).
The Palmer Raids were led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. On November 17, 1919, the FBI raided the Russian Workers Union and arrested 200 people. A few weeks later, they reraided the same place and found a secret room that was hiding a bomb factory. The biggest raid happened on January 20, 1920. 30 cities were raided by government officials and thousands of immigrants were arrested.
But he never seemed to care for Mary and sought far more power than she was willing to give him. When she was six months pregnant in March of 1566, Darnley joined a group of Scottish nobles who broke into her supper-room at Holyrood Palace and dragged her Piedmontese secretary, David Riccio, into another room and stabbed him to death. They claimed
In Kidd’s novel, The Secret Life of Bees, the author alludes to a bombing of a Baptist church in Birmingham to emphasize the terror that multiple characters, such as May, felt. In the novel, August clarifies the meaning of the wailing wall to Lily with one of the events that caused May’s sadness, “Birmingham, Sept 15, four little angels dead” (98). To further explain, the church in Birmingham had a large African-American congregation and served as a meeting place for civil rights leaders. Therefore, the Ku Klux Klan felt intimidated, so on September 15, they bombed the church and killed four little girls. So with the result of that, the Ku Klux Klan members hoped to scare African-Americans from trying to earn their civil rights.
After the British finally defeated Napoleon and his army in the Battle of Waterloo, they turned their full attention to the U.S. and plotted their attack. Four thousand British troops marched into the capital and attacked an unguarded Washington D.C. First they mocked the Americans by eating a meal in the White House and then mercilessly, they burned the House to the ground, along with the Capitol, the Library of Congress, and many other government buildings. This terrorism act, enraged Americans, motivating their spirits up to it’s peak. The War of 1812 involved three wars that were fought on separate fronts. Although America lost the war for Canada in the North, they won the western and southern war and the final war, the Battle of New Orleans under the leadership of the “war hero”, Andrew Jackson.
On September 15, 1963 the group made a dreadful act. They placed a bomb under a staircase to the basement of 16th Street Birmingham Baptist Church. Four Girls, Denise McNair, who was eleven, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, and Addie Mae Collins, which were all 14, were killed in the bomb that exploded at 10:19 a.m(gale group). Twenty-two other people got injured, but were fortunate enough to survive. Former KKK members that included veterans supposedly committed the crime.
The Red Scare of 1919-1920 was a nationwide fear of communists, socialists, anarchists, and more. The September 11th terrorist attack that took place in 2001 in New York City, Manhattan, Arlington County and Virginia was a four series coordinated terrorist attack by a Islamic terrorist group. They both have many similarities. In the Red Scare a post office discovered 38 bombs that had been mailed to leading Americans politicians and capitalist after that an Italian anarchist was blown up. The nation’s top law enforcement official then became convinced that there was a plot underway.
In the spring of the next year, the war has been witnessing the fiercest fighting and at this time Frederic meets Catherine in the gardens of the villa that surrounded the British hospital and with an attempt from him to kiss her, he get a slap from her, but then she grants him a kiss and tells him her recent loss of her fiancé on the Somme front in France, which brought her great shock and then she details that this battle was the most horrific fighting and cost the lives of many British soldiers. Frederic describes his relation to Catherine and his flirtation with her as a game of chess in which the players know what is coming next saying that “She was looking at me in the dark. I was angry and yet certain, seeing it all ahead like the moves in a chess game” ( 24), then he supports his
During the Red Scare on September 1920, on Wall Street a bomb exploding and killing 38 people, another bomb destroyed A Mitchell Palmers, and Attorney General home. 9-11 was nothing like The Red Scare. They both killed and injured plenty. The guys that bombed the towers on 9-11 were suicide bombers, meanwhile the ones that dropped the
On October 12, 1958, fifty sticks of dynamite exploded in a church.Four young girls dead of the bombing. Also, the whites bombed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s house while he was at church, The Civil Rights Movement started in 1954 with the Brown versus the Board of Education and the Supreme Court decided that it was unconstitutional. In 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges changed America by walking up the the steps of a white only school to gain an Education. To survive this experience, Ruby had to rise above the prejudices, face her fears, and find strength in her faith. Ruby Bridges faced many prejudiced people.
On the morning of March 20, 1995, a poison gas attack in the Tokyo subway system killed 12 people and injured 5,000 more. The attack, carried out by the Aum Shinrikyo (“Supreme Truth”) religious cult, marked a turning point in the history of terrorism. For the first time, a non-state group had used a chemical weapon against civilians. Subsequent investigations by the Japanese authorities, the press, and the U.S. Congress revealed that Aum Shinrikyo had even more sinister terrorist ambitions. Beginning in 1990, cult scientists sought to develop biological weapons, and on a number of occasions, Aum members sprayed biological material in an attempt to kill large numbers of people, including members of the Japanese royal family.
Resulting in continuous threat to human lives and disruption of normality hence enforcement of war measures act was required to curb the situation. In 7 years leading to 1970, FLQ used terror tactics to communicate their message to people and detonated almost 100 mailbox bombs across Quebec causing high number of injuries and millions of worth of property loss. These bombings occurred particularly the city of Westmount, which was predominantly an English speaking city. Besides Westmount, Montreal City Hall, railway tracks, army installations, and Royal Canadian Mounted Police recruitment offices were also targeted at different occasions to give a symbolic message to the government. first casualty of these bomb attacks was a 65 year old veteran who was one month away from his retirement.