Response to 9/11 The Event On 11th September 2001, four planes were hijacked by Al-Qaeda. One of the planes flew into the North Tower of the World Trade Centre in New York City. 20 minutes after this horrible event, with camera crews sending pictures all over the world, a second plane crashed into the South Tower. Both Towers collapsed, killing 2,752 people. This number includes the innocent people on the planes, firemen, policemen and medical staff who had all gone to assist the crisis.
The following day newspapers devoted nearly all their coverage to the incident. The Miami Herald titled their paper with, "KENNEDY DEAD"(1), the Chicago Tribune,“ASSASSIN KILLS KENNEDY”(5) and the New York Times, “KENNEDY IS KILLED BY SNIPER AS HE RIDES IN CAR IN DALLAS”. (2) Newspapers, radio and television stations stuck to the story like superglue. The reaction to Kennedy’s death was incredible. All over the world people were crying, churches all over held special observances and media sources provided minute by minute updates like never before.
On September 11, 2001 a tragic event occurred changing the national security system, for ever. That day terrorists from the group Al-Qaeda attacked the United States of America. Two airplanes full of passengers crashed into the world trade center, one plane crashed into the pentagon, and another was purposely taken down by a group of courageous passengers who took over the plane from the hijackers, crashed that plane into an open field potentially saving the lives of thousands. The attacks obviously affected people, and families all over the United States but the attacks resulted in the revolution of the nation’s security. The 9/11 attacks revealed flaws in aviation security which required an assembly of an all new aviation security system, opened a new security department, and had many indirect effects.
Later, in March of 1968 the My Lai Massacre devastated a town of North Vietnamese citizens. American solders fed up and angry with the war killed the entire town of mostly women and children. The Military covered this event up for about a year, but in December of 1969 when the American public became
Modern American History HIST101-1502B-01 Individual Project 5 Tim Hartley 6/22/2015 9-11 On September, 11 2001 the United States was attacked by Islamic terrorists group Al-Qaeda. The official report is 19 members of these Islamic extremist group hi-jacked 4 airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets inside the United States. At 8:45 a.m. an American airliner 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel flew into the North Tower of the World Trade center in New York City. The impact from this crash left a burning hole near the 80th floor of the 110-story skyscraper, instantly killing hundreds of people and trapping hundreds more in higher floors. 18 minutes after the crash as the news cameras broadcasted live images of what initially appeared to be a freak accident, a second Boeing 767–United Airlines Flight 175–appeared out of the sky and flew into the south tower of World Trade center near the 60th floor .
19 Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners. The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers, killing everyone on board and many others working in the buildings. Both towers collapsed within two hours, destroying nearby buildings and damaging others on their
On September 11th, 2001, an extremist terrorist organization attacked the USA. Four airplanes were hijacked. One crash-landed in rural Pennsylvania, another hit the Pentagon building in Arlington Virginia and two airplanes destroyed and collapsed the World Trade Center towers in New York City (fbi.gov). After these devastating attacks, the American people were left in a state of shock, fear and anxiety. About a month an a half after the tragic attacks the United States government passed a new law called the USA Patriot Act, signed by President at the time George W. Bush.
With the attacks on our nation on September 11, 2001 the effects have been felt and displayed all over the world. We are at war with Afghanistan and have been for just a little over 10 years. So why are we over there, what have we done, and when will our troops come home? On September 11, 2001 4 commercial airplanes were high-jacked two were flown into the world trade center, another flown into the pentagon, and one that was able to get taken over by passengers and crash landed into a field. During that day approximately 3000 people died according to the New York police and fire department.
Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, while the third plane soared into the Pentagon just outside of Washington, D.C., along with the last plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania ("History.com," 2011). In this attack, more than three thousand people died and extensive destruction. Various people lost their lives due to being in the wrong place at the wrong time and risking their lives to save others. Many citizens reacted out of anger, fear, and insecurity to this unexpected situation. People began to question how safe the United State really is, which brought the attention to our Congress and the