The threat of terrorist attacks changed American culture immensely; the devastation wakened the need for protection and a sense of security. Dramatic measures were taken in order to protect this country, so foreign relations were severely affected. Post 9/11 government saw the “link between immigration and security”, and that by changing foreign policy it would “reduce the likelihood of future attacks” (Krikorian 567).The safety measure in airports were countless from metal detectors to full body scans. “The immigration system has being penetrated by the enemy”, the officials realized which led to unfair accusation of innocents (Krikorian 568). “Overzealous officials” grill suspicious foreigners “to the point of near panic” (Khan 559).
This legislation was introduced in a rapid fashion following the attack of 9/11. Because of this, it had some points of vagueness and left it open for misinterpretation. Organizations like the ACLU fed on this and released multiple reports demeaning the substance of the Act. In doing this, it introduced fear to the public that their civil liberties were being greatly compromised. In reality, the majority of the legislation is directed towards people suspected of terrorism.
What happened on September 11, 2001 has and will always remain a devastating event in American history. It has been the cause of a lot of influences on Americans and our views. When the accident occurred and the planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the entire nation was devastated. The tragedy has had a lot of influences on Americans, both negative and positive. 9/11 has had a huge impact on Americans directly.
Brooke McDaniel “Is 9/11 a Conspiracy?” September 11, 2001 was unquestionably a tragic day for America and the world. While the 3,000-plus deaths in American caused support and tears from around the world, now many worldwide citizens resent or even hate the country that deepened up the War on Terror. But for many in the country, and an astounding number of foreign citizens, the truth about what really took place on September 11, 2001 remains under relentless scrutiny and doubt. The mainstream media and politicians love to pass these claims off as "conspiracy theories" (the threat of being a social outcast can get the best of us), but the facts tell a much different story. A few months after the attack, a group of skeptics established
And these are attacks that people will forever remember. They were invasive and lethal and the mission that they were going for went all the way through. Because it made the people panic and made them lose their trust to be in the society and with their government. 9/11 was a terrorist
Nowadays when one sees a Muslim or someone who looks like a Muslim, that person is automatically deemed as either being dangerous or a terrorist. This fact comes to tell how far the world has come to. The 9/11 attacks changed the people’s perspective upon Muslims and now the stereotype is that all Muslims are bad and that they are all terrorists looking to kill innocent Americans. The next reason as to why the attacks were a success was due to the support that al-Qaeda got from different organizations and countries. They got financial support from countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria.
From the Ashes of September 11th Comes Forth a New Nation & United We Stand The acts of terrorism committed on September 11th affected more than just those who lived in the cities that were attacked. Almost every American still hears the echo of the plane hitting the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 and the South Tower at 9:03. After the Pentagon was attacked at 9:38 the S Tower collapse killing countless people whereas the N tower collapsed at 10:28. Though this country has always been considered a patriotic nation although its patriotic tone has never been widely heard. Despite the many negative aspects of the terrorist attacks, the changes that also came from the attacks will change the way our nation defines the word security.
Items that were previously allowed onto airplanes such as a box cutter were banned from airports entirely. He said that passengers are no longer able to carry liquids, gels, and/or aerosols in sizes greater than three ounces past security screening. Cockpit doors on many aircrafts were strengthened and bulletproofed to prevent illicit access. Some aircrafts were equipped with CCTV cameras, so it’s possible for the pilots to monitor the cabin activity whenever they please. Pilots also now have an option to carry a gun, but must be trained to use it (Wikipedia.com), and more air marshals have been placed onto flights to improve security (Roger, about.com).
Others were due to growing intolerance for immigrants, who were or assumed to be from the Middle East. Many hate crimes were committed against Muslim and Asian people, and most by racist people trying to justify their acts claiming to be afraid. According to FBI reports at the time, hate crimes targeting people and institutions that identified with the Islamic faith increased from 28 in 2000 to 481 in 2001. Mosques were attacked as well as other religious buildings, including a Hindu temple in St Louis, Mo., which was hit twice with firebombs in 2003.