This new type of patriotism that plagued the lands¾infecting many¾brought us Americans some much needed unification¾but at the expense of living in fear, out-casting the ones whom stand out from the norm. Some call this an improvement, that we’re now on our toes at all times. However, I completely disagree. I’d like to present the facts to you as clearly as I possibly could. Due to the September 11 attacks, America has changed for the worse.
In this paper we will examine the impact of 9/11 on Americans and the U.S. economy and why the U.S. responded to the terrorism by enacting the USA Patriot act to “protect” America, which had become a big controversial issue to Americans. Another topic we will discuss is the negative effects of the Patriot Act such as violating Americans civil liberties and how the government stereotyped and secretly arrested Arab or Muslim citizens. The tragedy of 9/11 has impacted America in many ways and ever since then, America has made a lot of changes to prevent another tragedy, such as the national security which is tighter than it has ever been in recent years, especially in airports. According to Jennie Wood’s article, she mentions that the airport has way too many restrictions on what to bring in the plane for every traveler, such as, “Liquids and toiletries have to be a certain size and placed in clear, sealed bags. No food or bottled water is allowed through security.
The images that were broadcasted all over America did not please the public and before long riots and protests were being held in the streets to end the war. This was because hundreds of American soldiers had died in a war they thought was coming to an end. The Tet Offensive proved otherwise and caused a major disagreement between the public and the American government. Many people believe that this almost forced the government to end the war because without the moral support from their own country there would be no chance in another. On the other hand, the Americans actually won the fight and in doing so managed to kill thousands of Vietcong’s, unmasked Vietcong’s, which they had not been able to do very well until this point.
Hitler, Stalin, and the Bomb Hitler and Stalin both share the dubious distinction of being two of the most destructive figures throughout all of history. The atrocities committed between the two of them against innocent people runs up into the millions. With Hitler, his rage was derived from his disdain to any Jewish person around believe that they truly were inferior to him. Stalin had a deep fear of people rising up against him and killed a mass amount of his own people just to suppress that fear that the people in his country might soon rebel against him. During the time period in which their reigns each occurred, nuclear science was starting to make some of its biggest discoveries in history.
So many friends and family had been lost, people were angry and wanted someone to blame, so when the time came and the war of terror was announced many civilians were for it. There was not a doubt in their mind that they needed to be protected. Americans first resort was guns, what better way to kill the enemy. They were angry and acceoted the message given to them by the mass
The events of 9/11 have created hatred, fear, discrimination and Americans have begun racial profiling because of the Arabs who participated in the attacks. Arabs in America are no longer treated as normal American citizens because many stereotype them to be just like those terrorists who attacked America. The hatred for Arabs began immediately after America became aware of who participated in the attacks. Even a year after the attacks, the Justice Department was still aiming their attention on those from the Middle East and South Asia. As if being interrogated isn’t bad enough, they were also incarcerated and deported for just being their skin color.
Americans evacuated buildings, shut down airports, and rushed to see their loved ones because they were terrified of what might happen next . After that tragic day, terrorism has become more of an alarming topic than ever before. So many questions arose after the attack on the United States. Why would someone want to commit such a horrible act? Why would a person kill themselves only to kill others?
Effects of the Cliché “Actions Speak Louder Than Words” On the 11th of September 2001, the entire world was affected by the terrorist attacks on the United States of America. On the Sunday after these attacks, then U.S. President George W. Bush made a speech announcing his plan to “rid the world of the evil-doers” who traumatized his country earlier that week. Bush also inadvertently drew a parallel from this event to another event that traumatized many: The Crusades that took place during the Middle Ages. "This crusade, this war on terrorism is gonna take awhile” said Bush. The unintentional reference to the Middle Age’s Crusades George W. Bush made in his response to the 9/11 attacks was justly criticized as it connected the problem at hand to the violence of religious warfare, inflicted anxiety upon a vast amount of the world’s population, and holds a fearsome truth.
History Controlled Assessment. Why has 9/11 had a lasting significance on the fight against terrorism? In the past we have always had a problem with terrorism; There have been bombings in many different countries like Kenya, Beirut, Lebanon, Iran and Tanzania. These bombings happened because the US positioned troops out in the countries near holy sites and embassies for protection but some people didn’t like it, like Osama Bin Laden, and decided to act on it resulting in the attack of 911. Another act of terrorism was the ‘Klu Klux Klan’ who were a group of white people who did not agree with the slave trade being abolished so they would commit crimes (like burning down buildings and rioting) and would harm people who agreed with slaves being freed.
Event Analysis Can terrorist attacks impact foreign policies? Terrorist attacks such as the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States became a revolutionary shift in how the world collectively viewed ways to fight against terrorism on the of international politics level. Finding ways to safeguard its national interest became a major factor with the international relationships with other countries. September 11, 2001 was a horrific act of terrorism that was the most unexpected and worse terrorist attacks in history. Many people died that day, and many people today still mourn the losses.