World Trade Center 9/11 Essay

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1. In the heart of Manhattan, overlooking the entire city of New York, the North and South towers of the world trade center stood statuesque among others. They were a symbol of the American way of life. It brought a sense of proudness, patriotism to our country, uniting all its citizens by one nation under God. Before 1973 the Twin Towers were known to be the tallest buildings in the world, another leading innovations constructed by America. Tourists from all part of the world would flock to this great city and made sure to pay a visit to the World Trade Center. The World Trade Center in New York City was attacked on September 11, 2001 by terrorists later known to be Islamic extremists. In America our government is formed as a republic,…show more content…
Investigators were able to find recordings of telephone calls people aboard the planes had with their loved ones. Many called the Police themselves. Phone calls showed that the hijackers had knives. The site after the towers were destroyed was referred to as Ground Zero. The clean up of the debris took several years but the impact it had on the country and the state of New York will with stand the tests of time. “We won’t forget,” has been the theme of many bumper stickers and remains to the motto that lives in all our hearts. 4. Since September 11, 2001 the United States has taken several steps to improve their airport security and protect against terrorism. At the federal level, the Department of Homeland Security has served as the “wall” between law enforcement, intelligence has been nearly obliterated, some law enforcement organizations are being directed to become more like intelligence agencies, and the foreign intelligence community is being reformed. State governments have been assigned the lead role in homeland security. Most states have responded by bringing together existing public security, law enforcement, and emergency response

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