The Flight that Changed America
“I felt so much pride, so much love. You get a handful of days like this in a lifetime. Take in every minute. They’ll be over soon enough, and you never know what tomorrow will bring.” This was said by Elliot on September 10, 2001. Little did Elliot know that by saying this quote he was speaking to what the next day would bring. The next day was a day that changed America forever. September 11, 2001 is day no one will forget. Who would have thought that a plane crashing into the twin towers would have caused so much damage? That plane crashing was just the beginning of the downhill spiral of our economy, our national security, and the war on terrorism.
The terrorist goal was to destroy the United States economy by abolishing its centers of power: Wall Street, the Pentagon and the White House. They unfortunately successfully hit their first two targets. The closing of the stock market for four days was one of the many signs of our global economic downfall. The stock market hasn’t been shut down since the Great Depression when President Roosevelt closed the stock markets for two days in 1933 to stop bank runs. The terrorist attacks aggravated the recession of 2001. The recession of 2001 had started in March. The recession was officially over in November of 2001, but due to the threats of war the recession continued. This recession led to a debt crisis. Due to the attacks, inflated defense and security spending have come about. (Amadeo). Military spending on the War on Terror meant that less funds were available to boost the country out of the financial crisis and create jobs to reduce the high unemployment rates.
Since September 11, 2001 our national security has drastically improved. Many acts have been made due to the terrorist attacks made on America. The USA PATRIOT act is an act to strengthen domestic security and broaden the powers of law-enforcement agencies with regards to identifying and stopping terrorists. This...
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9-11 & the Effects on America
The events that took place on September 11th 2001 changed the way things worked in America. On that day Islamic extremist high jacked four U.S. airplanes with the intent of crashing them into the twin towers, the Pentagon and the White House. Two of the planes did indeed crash into the twin towers in New York City and another was used to hit the pentagon. The passengers on the last plane however, fought back, and it was landed before it could be used to hit the white house. These were the first attacks ever directed toward U.S. civilian population. These calculated attacks lead to the need for an immediate change in the way U.S. approached defending itself.
One of the major changes that were caused by the attack of 9/11 was the introduction to the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act gives the U.S. power to deter and punish terrorist acts in the U.S. and around the world. It was passed on October 26th, 2001, just forty-six days after the attacks on the twin towers and the pentagon occurred. The patriot act dramatically reduced restrictions on law enforcement agencies' ability to search telephone, e-mails, medical, financial, and other records; eased restrictions on foreign intelligence gathering within the United States. Basically there was nothing off limits to government agencies such as the F.B.I., they were able to...
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The Effects of 9/11
The attacks that took place in New York’s Manhattan city, on September, 11th, 2001 had rippling effects that caused a great deal of controversy. The chaos of the two planes soaring through the two towers crippled the American economy. It also created numerous health issues. Social issues were at another alarming effect that theeffects of 9/11 had on the U.S.A. The attack was felt globally. The damage that was done to the World Trade Center left the country shattered with bits and pieces for this country to try and piece back together again. The World Trade Center was a very valuable asset to the Nation’s welfare. When the two buildings collapsed, the effects shook the entire nation, and the aftermath of the incidence has left this country in a great turmoil.
Dr. Larry Norton said, "Why isn't the whole nation mobilizing to take care of the chronic health impact of this disaster?". ( Dr. Larry Norton).This information was about the alarming effects of tremendous health effects that occurred after the 9/11 attacks. "To date, 75 recovery workers at ground zero have been diagnosed with blood cell cancers that a half-dozen top doctors and epidemiologists have confirmed as having been likely caused by that...
...“The planes were hijacked, the buildings fell, and thousands of lives were lost nearly a thousand miles from here. But the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were an attack on the heart of America” (Newman). For every cause there is an effect, and unfortunately the effects of 9/11 are disturbing. I like to say that everything happens for a reason, and the reasons of 9/11 still continue to puzzle the people today. The attacks on world trade center and pentagon on September 11 2001 were tragic and devastating not only for the victims, but all the people of United States of America. The tragic losses will forever haunt the mind of who ever lived to witness this heartbreaking event. On the Tuesday morning of September 11th, 2001, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets. The hijackers intentionally flew two of those planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex in New York City; both towers collapsed within two hours. The hijackers also intentionally crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and the other plane crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after its passengers attempted to take control of the jet from the hijackers. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks,...
...To What Extent were Muslims Affected by 9/11?
On September 11, 2001, nineteen hijackers took control of four passenger jets departing from U.S. airports. Two of those planes collided with the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York, the third plane hit the Pentagon, and the remaining plane was redirected and crashed in an empty field. Altogether, nearly 3,000 people died, and the blame was immediately placed upon the Islamist terrorist group Al-Qaeda. (http://timeline.national911memorial.org)
Islamophobia is an “extreme or irrational fear and prejudice towards all Islamic persons” (islamophobia.org), resulting from attitudes that incorporate beliefs that Islam is a violent religion that supports terrorism (crg.berkeley.edu). Although the term was first used decades before 9/11, the concept became popularized in the U.S. after the terrorist attacks.
This paper will explore how Muslims were affected after the attacks through an ethical lens by analyzing the perspectives of both the victimizers and the victims.
Discrimination Against Muslims
In a recent report made by Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, results showed that Islam is the most negatively viewed religion among Americans. Over 40% of people surveyed said to feel at least slightly prejudiced toward Muslims. (gallup.com) Before 2001, Anti-Islamic hate crimes were the second least reported among all religions. After...
The Impact of 9-11
On September 11, 2001 America woke up expecting a normal day. What America did not expect was that this day was going to change history forever. On that day Islamic extremist high-jacked four U.S. airplanes with the intent of crashing them into the twin towers, the Pentagon and the White House. Two of the planes did indeed crash into the twin towers in New York City and another was used to hit the pentagon. The passengers on the last plane however, fought back, and it was landed before it could be used to hit the white house. “A decade later, what happened on Sept. 11 still resonates for much of the country. Even more Americans now say the horror of that day changed their lives.”1 These were the first attacks ever directed toward U.S. civilian population. These organized attacks lead to the need for an immediate change in the way the United States approached defending itself.
One of the major changes that were caused by the attack of 9/11 was the introduction to the Patriot Act. “The USA PATRIOT Act is an Act of Congress that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. The title of the act is a ten-letter acronym (USA PATRIOT) that stands for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001The Patriot Act gives the U.S. power to deter and punish terrorist acts...
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9/11: The After-effect on Canada
The events of September 11, 2001 (9/11) are remembered throughout the world. On this unforgettable day, three aircrafts crashed at different locations throughout the United States. Two of which crashed into the famous World Trade Center taking thousands of innocent lives. These attacks had allowed countries to learn and prepare to avoid any similar future events. Moreover, the effects of 9/11 had indirectly influenced Canada, beneficially and detrimentally. Canada as a nation had learned from this tragic experience as well as mourned the losses of its neighboring nation. The terrorist attacks had dramatically affected Canada; socially, economically, politically.
To begin with, Canada’s social atmosphere had been indirectly affected by 9/11. The aftermath of 9/11 mirrored similar social effects of the United States, within Canada. Canadians developed a sense of paranoia for unexpected terrorist attacks, which may possibly occur at any given period. Many Americans believed that the terrorists had slipped through Canadian borders; in consequence, attacking Canada may be easy for terrorists. The events of 9/11 had influenced many of the majority class...
...THE EVENT 9/11 ON PAKISTAN’S DOMESTIC POLITICS AND PAKISTAN’S ECONOMY
After 9/11 the challenges and allegations of supporting the militants imposed great affects on the security of the Pakistan. From welfare state Pakistan transformed into a security concern state which caused our military to mobilize. Post US and foreign aid caused the Economy to survive temporarily but it was only for temporary and end day situation was worst then day one. On political front the collaboration between Pakistan and NATO solidified internationally. Whereas on local side general public was against Pakistan involvement of Pakistan in this so called Americans war on terror. Musharraf departure was also due to this war.
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1. Impact on Political Scenario 5
1.1 Pakistan as Front Line State in War on Terror 5
1.2 Joined War on Terror 5
1.3 Rise of Political-Religious Parties in Pakistan 5
1.4 Formation of MMA 6
1.5 Emergence of MMA as Main Party in October 2008 Elections 6
1.6 Reaction of Government Policies 6
1.7 Rise of political Islam and Terrorism (Domestic Impact) 6
1.8 Rise of political Islam and Terrorism (International Impact) 7
1.9 Musharraf as Center 7
1.10 Status of Constitution and Parliament 7
1.11 Kashmir and Palestine Cause 7
2. Financial Situation post 9/11 8
2.1 The financially...
...September 11, 2001 was a day that will forever reside in the collective memory of the world. On that fateful morning, 19 terrorists who were in affiliation with Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda terror organization hijacked four planes. The hijackers crashed two American Airlines jets into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, A third plane into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C and a fourth crash landed in Pennsylvania as passengers attempted to take control of the plane. Nearly 3000 people died as a result of the attacks. In response to the attacks, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), led by the United States, invaded the country of Afghanistan in October 2001 followed by the United States' invasion of Iraq on March 20, 2003. However, as a result of the attacks, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the brutal and gruesome insurgencies that have followed the invasions worldwide, there has been a tide of hatred stemmed towards those of Middle Eastern descent, the Islamic faith, and those who have been mistaken to be Muslims (e.g. Sikhs). This hatred has purveyed itself into the practices of Human Resources, through the fears and angers of and misconceptions and misunderstandings by employers and coworkers. This allowed discrimination to enter many organizations and as a result many bodies had to examine the state of Human Resources and set forth guidelines to ensure that discrimination was eliminated.
Due to the emotional...