Reaction To 9/11

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9/11 On September 11th, 2001 the United States was changed forever. That morning, at 8:46 a hijacked plane controlled by Al-Qaeda terrorists crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Minutes later at 9:03, a second plane hit the South Tower. The city of lower Manhattan sprung into chaos. The buildings went up in flames as people attempted to flee from the ash, steel, glass, and bodies falling from above. Both buildings, which took a total of eight years to construct, collapsed in less than 90 minutes. That same morning, at 9:37, a third plane crashed into the Pentagon, just outside of Washington. Then, at 10:03, the fourth and final plane crashed into a field in southern Pennsylvania. (National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States) The hijackers on this plane intended to slam into The White House, but heroic passengers managed…show more content…
It seemed that everyone’s patriotism shined through. People hung flags and banners, showing pride in our country. Many candlelight ceremonies were held in order for citizens to pay their respects to all those who perished that dreadful morning. For a while, America came together to grief and post tributes to the dead.(Reaction to 9/11 — History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts) Former president, George W. Bush passed several new laws, acts, and programs to strengthen U.S. National Security. Some of the most beneficial United States government changes are: the United States Department of Homeland Security, the USA Patriot Act, National Defense Programs, Intelligence Reform and Terrorist Prevention Act, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, President’s Surveillance Program, Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act, changes in university programs, Stellar Wind, (an open secret code name that refers to the activities of the United States during the 9/11 attack) and Television and Music Censorship.( Top 10 U.S. Government Changes Since

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