September 11, 2001 Terrorists of Middle Eastern origin crash three hijacked airliners into New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth hijacked airliner crashes in rural Pennsylvania on its way to a target. Almost 3,000 people are killed in the attacks. Timeline of Events xxi October 2001 Congress passes the USA Patriot Act, giving law enforcement officials more power to combat the threat of terrorism. 2002 Criminal investigation of the bankruptcy of Enron, one of the nation’s largest corporations, begins, leading to several convictions over the next few years on securities fraud
Parallels of Terrorism Jesse Gomez HIS/110 September 24, 2013 Bob Degarimore Parallels of Terrorism Terrorism is something that we Americans are too familiar with that has been going on for many decades. Terrorism is something that Barack Obama and Thomas Jefferson had to deal with while being the President of the United States. I will be discussing some of the obstacles these two presidents had to overcome. In the early days as Thomas Jefferson was entering office he created the United States Navy and Marines and declares war against the Muslim terrorist that attacked the American vessels who were holding property hostages until ransom was paid. During his time President Jefferson put together the best military weapons
On September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists from the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda caused the most deadliest attacks on American soil in U.S. history. There were a series of four (4) airline attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania killing over 3,000 people (Encylopaedia Britannica). At 8:46am, the first plane struck the north tower of the World Trade Center and seventeen minutes later the second plane struck the World Trade Center’s south tower. After the third and fourth planes struck the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania, respectfully, for the time the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) banned all aircraft flights in U.S. airspace, the ban was kept in place for two days. The 9/11 attacks caused records losses in world markets, closing trading for four days.
On September 11, 2001 two planes crashed into the World Trade Center, a third into the Pentagon, and a fourth into a Pennsylvania field. This day was the deadliest attack of by foreign enemies on American soil. Later it was learned that the hijackers had received flight training in the United States. In 2004 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is ordered to check all foreign students against terrorism, criminal and immigration databases (Boyer, 2001). In October 2010, at a flight school 30 miles northwest of Boston, Federal officials arrested dozens of illegal immigrants, including the owner and students who received clearance by the U.S. Government despite of the strict guidelines put in place after the September 11 attacks.
Every day I think about 9/11 it paints a picture in my head of the 2 towers falling and people jumping from them to the ground and killing them instantly. People on the ground running and screaming for their lives. It also makes my heart drop when I think of what happened that day. It could have been worse, our country could have been bombed and we all could have died. This attack is why we have been in war for the past 10 years and we have come a long way since that attack.
The Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Campaign, was Hitler’s last counterattack on December 16, 1944 to January 25, 1945 which became the largest battle the U.S. had ever fought and caught U.S. troops by surprise, killing nearly 80,000 soldiers (Bulge). This attack was secretly planned by Hitler and was his last shot before his
Media and Memory: Audience Research into 9/11 Introduction The following report is based on the events of September 11th 2001. On that morning, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger planes and in a series of suicide attacks, proceeded to crash the jets into their preplanned targets. The first plane struck at 8:46am when American Airlines Flight 11 hit Tower 1 of the World Trade Center, the second attack occurred 17 minutes later when a second jet United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into Tower 2, within 2 hours the twin towers of the World Trade Center had collapsed, and thirdly American Airlines Flight 77 at 09:37am collided into the Pentagon. This proved to be the last attack as the passengers
He couldn’t even believe what was happening. Watching planes crashing to the Trade Center, seeing people only way is to jump off the building from the 78th floor, and then realizing we were being attacked. 9/11 was the day America changed and it is the worst attack in U.S history. More than three thousand died and our country in mixed emotions. Quickly fell on al-Qaeda, and in 2004, the group's leader, Osama Bin Laden, who had initially denied involvement,
A day of chaos, confusion, and pure tragedy has left America and every American, whose day stopped on September 11th, 2001, permanently scarred. Clouds of thick, gray, debris-filled smoke engulfed downtown Manhattan shortly after two planes were hijacked and flown into the Twin Towers. The tragedy continued to shock the nation when a third plane crashed into the Pentagon and many were wondering if the attacks would ever end after a fourth plane plummeted to earth, crashing into a field in Pennsylvania. The emotions and thoughts that filled every American on that day are indescribable, but the effects 9/11 has had on today's society are rather easy to recognize. The 9/11 attacks on America have torn apart families, ostracized Muslims, and left
Individual Work-Week 1 Melissa Moore Everest College, CPO4003-2 Instructor DePlato 4/16/14 “At 8:46 on the morning of September 11, 2001, the United States became a nation transformed” (Nobrega, 2013). In less than 90 minutes, The Twin Towers, a big part of American symbolism, collapsed when airliners piloted by Islamic extremists flew into them. Two more attacks followed; one at 9:37 when a third airliner slammed into the Pentagon and at 10:03 when a fourth was overtaken by heroic passengers and was forced down in a field in southern Pennsylvania. These terrorists lived within our borders and were trained in our flight schools. The knowledge that we provided them allowed them to effectively turn four hijacked planes into deadly guided missiles.