Donavan Dutra 17, September 2011 Option 2: How has America changed as a result of the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11? Write an essay, with a clear thesis, which discusses the changes and the effects of these changes. Please use specific examples as evidence. Outside sources can also be used to support the position that you take.Dutra 2 Truly in all essence, the 9/11 attacks was one of the most devastating events to ever take place on US soil. The mere mentioning of it’s name¾still to this day, carries a huge impact on not just Americans’ hearts, but the hearts of our foreign allies.
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. The USA PATRIOT ACT is an acronym that stands for Uniting (and) Strengthening America (by) Providing Appropriate Tools Required (to) Intercept (and) Obstruct Terrorism Act (gpo.gov). The PATRIOT ACT posses a greater threat to American liberty than terrorism itself. This is true because the PATRIOT ACT gives the government undemocratic power that is immoral to society, it directly violates amendments and there have been actual cases where the PATRIOT ACT harmed innocent people and was used unsuccessfully. Firstly, if the government of the United States tried to pass the PATRIOT ACT of 2001 today, they would have a much tougher time.
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.
Overall I think that the building of the Berlin Wall could actually have had a more positive effect. On the one hand it may be argued that the results of building the wall were mainly negative as it led to a great deal of tension between the two sides. The wall separated many families and friends and this persuaded Willy Brandt to do a demonstration in response. Due to the uncertainty of whether they could be anything to follow military forces were strengthened in the FRG. In 1961 USA sent an additional 40,000 soldiers to Europe, the majority to West Berlin.
Since the attacks of September 11th, 2001; a revolutionary evolution has occurred in the intelligence and law enforcement communities in regards to terrorism threats (Gray, 2008). Perceived failures of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in piecing together the bits of information that they had received in regards to the threat these 19 men posed to the security of the United States lead to the organization of the Joint Terrorism Taskforce and the creation of Intelligence Fusion centers and FBI led Field Intelligence Groups (Cumming, 2004). Each of these groups and organizations operate on a very easy to understand but complex to
Homeland Security Evolved Prior to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 the field of homeland security did not exist. The attacks of 9/11 brought the issue of terrorism to the forefront in the political and public light. The intelligence community struggled to collect information both internally and externally due to bureaucratic disagreements. Since the Department of Homeland Security was created a lot of developments have took place. Over the years the Department of Homeland Security has strengthened the homeland security enterprise in order to better defend against progressive terrorist threats.
He decided that in order to protect the country as a whole, he would sacrifice one city due to the greatest happiness principles. He decided to save the greatest amount of people. Bombing New York City would be a tragic event because so many lives would be killed, but he had to prove a point and he realized if he only targets one city, the whole country would be able to survive. The Russians would most definitely bombed more than one place in our country killing thousands of more humans then there would have been in NYC. Also, the United States would get angry as well and bomb just as much in Russia, if not more, killing a larger amount of people then just the amount of people in Moscow.
With the proof of people wanting to move there, even if it is illegally. 10. The United States has gone through many acts of violence, some more or some less than other nations. 11. They have a high violence rate, but that violence has also over powered many nations to save the world.
Throughout his whole speech, he uses an anger and disparaging tome to reflect Bush’s point of view. Overall, George Bush uses emotional appeal, metaphors, and tone to portray Al Qaeda as iniquitous freedom haters which persuades the audience to recognise his contention and accept his point of view. Americans are depicted as victims of war from the September 11th terrorist incident with George Bush’s speech. An anecdote is used in the first paragraph to portray this: “...Americans have known the casualties of war--but not at the centre of a great city on a peaceful morning. Americans have known surprise attacks—but never before on thousands of civilians.
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.