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Cause and Effect Essay - Terrorism and the Causes of Terrorist Attacks

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The Causes of Terrorist Attacks on America

The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington DC were caused by the very same reasons experienced in the expansion of Europe during the 15th and 16th centuries.  The economic, political, and cultural conditions present in each of these periods in history, although hundreds of years apart, are    still very much alike.  The same desires for money, relations between different countries, and differing religious views are what caused this tragedy and similar conflicts during the expansion of Europe.  By examining these causes in the present as well as in the past, Americans might have a better understanding of the current situation and come up with some ways to prevent such a tragedy in future.

The exploitation of many of the native peoples in the New World during the period of European expansion can be seen to have been centered on greed.  According to the class film Conquest of Paradise, Columbus' goal even before he set out on the expedition was to find a shorter trade...

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