The devastating tragedy of 9/11 left all of America mourning. The horrific event opened the eyes of Americans, the fact that America was not invincible shocked many. The realization that the country was not undefeatable led to drastic changes. Post 9/11 security was increased, racial profiling became common, and foreigners were misjudged. The threat of terrorist attacks changed American culture immensely; the devastation wakened the need for protection and a sense of security.
9/11 has had a huge impact on Americans directly. There were many men, women, and children who died. The amount of death has made many Americans sullen and it has affected the way that we view terrorism. The fact that we were hit in the center of our trade, where no one thought we were vulnerable, still unnerves Americans today. We were attacked when we least expected it, and what's more, the attack, to some, was successful.
In light of the recent bombing in Boston my opinion of relations and the general state of mind of the nation are dramatically different today than had I written this paper a month ago. It was my impression that while relations between the west and the Arab worlds are still strained at best, they seemed to be healing to some degree. The United States had ousted Sadam, has killed Osama Bin Laden, dismantled or severely crippled terror networks throughout the Middle East and the world and has begun withdrawing troops from the region in an effort to give control of these nations back to the native people. There has seemed to be greater communication and understanding between our two cultures. There are, as there have always been, those who would
| 2010 | | | [Triangle Factory Fire] | Our nation has grown to what it is today because we have continued to learn from past mistakes in an effort to grow and be better than ever. Disasters are no exception. In 1911, a disastrous fire in New York City took the lives of 146 people, and could have been prevented had we known then how important building safety codes really are. The 146 lives lost were the ultimate martyrs for worker safety, and today, even though it’s not perfect, our country has some of the best working conditions in the world. | Throughout our nation’s history, great disasters have prompted major changes in society—turning points with an undeniable impact on American civilization.
Invasion of Security 1 An Invasion of Security Richard Cuoco ENG 122 English Composition II Instructor: Marnie Nollette November 14, 2011 Invasion of Security 2 Within the last ten years there have been events throughout the world that have changed the face of not only America, but the entire world. Thousands of innocent lives have been lost in terrorist attacks on American soil and abroad. Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies are now attempting to adopt broader and more invasive laws to counter the national security threat. Will the freedoms, liberties, and values of all Americans be compromised by these laws? This paper will discuss some actions that are being taken on the American
The effectiveness of direct retaliation which involves the US led war on terrorism. After the 9/11 attacks many Americans had the view that the world changed forever. These attacks on the United States caused so much grief and hatred to those that perpetrated and were involved in the attacks that on October the 7th 2001 US and British troops invaded Iraq to seek and destroy those involved so that an attack on foreign soil of this magnitude does not happen again. The main impact for me this war has caused is that there are more people joining terrorist groups today because they don’t believe in what out governments are doing so they feel like joining the enemy is a good way to get what they want. At the moment with the current situation with
Introduction The militarization of the nation’s police forces may have taken off after September 11, 2001, but in reality started long before that dreadful day. This paper is going to look at the issues which brought on not only the change itself but will also look at misconceptions and misunderstanding of the American public. Local police have been forced to evolve with the changing threat to their communities and learn more advance tactics to protecting their citizens. To begin we will look at what the issue is and why militarization of police has become an issue. The Issue Since September 11th 2001 the United States have been at war with terrorists who have brought the fight to America’s homeland.
During times of war, it is understandable that the Government will be more apt to protect its people. In the United States, terrorism has become a major concern. This has come to light more recently after the 9/11 attack in 2004. Americans have been told that terrorism is their biggest enemy. Though in the attempts to obtain security, the people of the United States are giving up their freedoms and others are having those same freedoms taken away from them.
Using a beginner’s mind, I was able to re-think my experience at the airport and see it in a new light. The effects from the attacks of 9/11 on this country reshaped our society and magnified the formation of the direct link between an individuals personal troubles and social/public issues. I believe , using a microsociological perspective, the ridged protocol of airport security that caused me such angst, was a result of, using a macrosociological perspective, the overwhelming national security challenges now facing the United States, as well as globally, in a post 9/11 world. The actions of a few radical individuals on 9/11 impacted society and the way it works. Conversely, the social issues of society impact individual lives.
Since September 11, 2001, the United States has had many changes to its security and its focus on who is a threat to it. The government created a department called homeland security and its whole purpose is to protect, prevent, and recover from terroristic or any type of threats America is given. As people may have noticed, airports and other things involving the risks of other people’s lives have gotten more difficult to get through. They have introduced new methods to point out if there is any kind of threat whether it be bombs or weapons used to put people in danger. It’s a very serious job that the people that run these checkpoints are very pains taking and very accurate at what they do.