To answer the question, what is the historical significance of 9/11 the first idea I would like to bring up is that it was the first effective attach on American soil in a long time. Before we get into the history making lets talk a little bit about why the attach happened. The reason the terrorists attach us is because their anger flowed from three rivers of rage the fist one is the anger and frustration they have because their civilization was once first in the world and now they are fighting for next to last, the second is the mere fact the United States supports Israel and the last is that we support some of the Muslim dictators. The Muslim people as a whole look at America as a big bully, and they believe that we are beating them up. One Muslim Politian said that they look at 9/11 as if they had punched us in the nose. Or as if they are defending themselves from the bully. Now let’s look at what they believe why they attached us from a religious point of view. It all started when Osama Bin laden met up with his partner Dr. Iman Alsuwlkery, Iman was responsible for taking their religion and twisting it to fit their needs. By doing this it convinced their men to do things as suicide bomb or drive planes into buildings. In Muslim countries religion is a very big part of their life, so if it tells them to do crazy things to be loved by their god then they will do what ever it takes to do it. Now for the historical significance of 9/11, I believe that 9/11 is a turning point in the history of the world. It makes the beginning of change in the way the entire world operates. Because of 9/11 air ports are operated differently, meaning that it takes a lot longer to get through security because they a much more through now. Also 9/11 marks the beginning of a war that the United States has started by evading Iraq. 9/11 has also changed or views on foreign policy and they way we conduct our relations with other countries. 9/11 has made an entire group of people...
English 11 Period 3
21 November 2013
The Day that Changed Everything
“I’ve dealt with my ghosts and I’ve faced all my demons… finally content with the past I regret ...” ‘I’m Movin’ On’ by Rascal Flatts would be the last song I would hear before my career changed forever. I was Sergeant Eli Horne with Engine Company 10, Ladder 10. I woke up every day to do the job I wanted. Ever since I was a little boy, I wanted to be a firefighter. My dad was a firefighter and he was preceded by my grandfather. It was 5:45 am and it was yet again time begin my day as an “an everyday hero” as my ex-wife had called me. I never would have guessed that at the same time I woke up, terrorists were passing through airport security to antagonize our American dream (Archetype 1).
Rufo was biting at the bit, as always, to be let outside to chase the squirrels and creatures still awoken from the night before. As I reached for the door handle, he lunged onto me and began licking my face intrusively. A little too much slobber for my liking, but hey, I couldn’t complain. At least someone still loved me. Laying on the floor, Rufo expressing his love and companionship, I began reminiscing on my ending marriage. How was this all happening? The love of my life, Hallina, was leaving me. She was the woman I knew I would spend the rest of my life with. The woman who would have my blue-eyed babies; the woman who...
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...
...United We Stand
Although people say, “every picture tells a story,” a picture cannot exemplify every detail about the event involved in that event. The attack on September, 11 2001 was a turning point in American history. There are many visual representations and written testimonies that lead us to have different feelings about the attack on September 11, 2001; more specifically, the reason behind these different emotions is because there is a vast difference in a testimony of the event, and simply a photo of the attack. It does not matter whether you were involved in the terrifying act or if you simply heard about it on the television; this attack changed everyone’s life. “It affected us, it affects all of us, even if you don’t realize it. I just want everyone to remember that although it’s been 10 years, we still remember it like it was yesterday, and we shouldn’t forget.” (2011)
One of the most famous pictures (2001) from 9/11, photo of three firemen raising the American flag at the site of the World Trade Center attacks. After seeing the image of three firefighters hanging the American flag only eight hours after the tragic attack we were able to see the true patriotism of our country. Many people may have believed that this was a representation that the tragedy was over, but it was only just beginning. This flag was raised to give citizens proof that through all that was going to come; our flag would still...
...9-119-11 is a day that we will never forget. On that day the twin towers got bomb barded into by two planes. They came crashing down and killing over 2,000 people that were working or anywhere near the twin towers at the time of impact.
The culture of Al Qaeda: Al Qaeda has a very unique culture because they are very strict in their society also their qualities of living are very low. Men are valued a lot more than women are valued, it is a men dominated culture.
The culture of US: In the US we have much more freedom and women have equal rights as men. We have the opportunity to do whatever we like to do with our lives. In our culture we can choose the religion that we would like to worship.
The attacks on 9-11 were clearly not an accident. The people responsible for the attack were Islamic terrorist who worked for Al-Qaeda. Osama bin Laden was the head founder of the international alliance of terrorist. Al-Qaeda attacked many other countries but the attack on September 11, 2001 was the most horrendous attack on American grounds by far.
One of the reasons Al-Qaeda set their sights on the US was because of the U.S foreign policy in the Middle East. The Arabic countries did not like that the U.S supported Israel and did not like the U.S foreign policies because they did not think that it was equal. A second reason that I came to conclude was that...
9-11 Research Paper
By: William Culverwell
Teacher: Ms. McHenry
On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, the biggest terror attack in the history of the United States of America took place. The attacks killed almost 3,000 people and caused at least $10 billion worth of damage to the property and buildings! It was completely unexpected and was a devastating incident to the United States as a nation. It destroyed the twin towers, as well as damaging the pentagon, and a failed attack against the white house. The attack was caused by nineteen hijackers, on four different planes, three of which hit their targets. It was a tragic day in American history.
The attack was planned and carried out by the Al-Qaeda terror group. Initially the group denied involvement, but then as time went on they admitted to having been behind the attacks. Some of the reasons the listed for the attacks were: Us support of Israel, because of attacks against Muslims in Russia, Somalia, and the Middle East, and against the US troops in Saudi Arabia, and the US sanctions against Iraq. This led to one of the largest manhunts in the world, for Al-Qaeda’s leader, Osama Bin Laden. The manhunt lasted for ten years before he was caught and killed.
This was an attack that would change the United States forever. It created a reason for the security and anti-terror measures that we have today. It is the reason why planes are so heavily guarded,...
...people were going to have to deal with for a while. "It's not easy being a survivor," said one of the firefighters apart of 9/11. They did not understand why they were still alive and so many of their felloe firefighters and other who were dieing around them. They were seen as heroes to the world, but to themselves they did not feel like one, knowing how many people were suffering and dieing. NO one should have had to see or gone through what so many people did on that very day.
"Ground Zero," as some would call it, where thousands and thousands of lives were lost, with should go without saying, putting a huge hole in the population. As people were trying to save lives, it became extremely difficult because all the debris was flying in the air and was destroying things by the second. Buildings collapsing all around you made you feel there were nothing you could do but save yourself. Fire trucks, ambulances, cars, anything that you could imagine were crushed into almost nothing. Aids were becoming in high demand considering the amounts of people injured who needed to be cared for immediately. Manhattan was a mess, firefighters putting in 24-hour shifts to try and get things cleaned up, but it felt like it was never end. This defiantly put a big dent in New York's economy causing the average taxpayer to cough up more cast to help the aid and after affects of 9/11. More money was needed to restructure and re-build...
Tragedy struck our nation in New York City on September 11th, 2001. That September morning was much like any other until 8:46 a.m., when terrorists, with links to al-Qaeda, flew two planes into the World Trade Center and killed thousands of American citizens. This day would forever be known as 9/11. Amid the destruction and confusion, there was an emerging controversy about how our nation would respond to the attacks. An international competition was held to design a memorial for the fallen and a memorial was established to honor the lives of the dead. The design process and the design of the 9/11 memorial affected and included many different groups including the architect himself.
Design/ Design Process
Michael Arad, a previously unknown architect, was the winner of the contest to determine who was to design the 9/11 memorial. Until Arad, the winner of the 2004 design competition, reduced the budget costs, he could not be officially named as the designer of the memorial. By 2006, the estimated cost of the memorial was close to a billion dollars and the project seemed to be spinning out of control. The budget was eventually decreased to about 700 million dollars and after a prolonged wait, the memorial opened on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 (Loos). His memorial is simple yet elegant; it consists of two huge fountains...
On September 11, 2001, an act of terrorism took place in New York City on the World Trade Center. As a result of this, many lives were lost and many people were injured. This is completely at fault of the US government. Not only were the people that were inside the World Trade Center affected, but bystanders, and even the first responders were killed, injured, or got sick. The federal government should definitely compensate the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. One reason is because healthcare usage rose above expected levels in months following the attacks. Another reason is that there were a high amount of deaths by many different ways of first responders. A third reason is that it t wasn’t until June 2002 that the air quality around the site returned to normal, so many normal people just going about their day have experienced health problems since the attacks.
A study in the September issue of the journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism provided a picture to date of healthcare usage in the New York City region in the months after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. While it decreased in the first three weeks after the attacks, health care usage increased a significant amount during the following months. Following the declines of health care usage in September, there was a huge increase in healthcare claims in the remaining months of...