Only a short time later after the first attack, another American Airlines plane Flight 11 was crashed into the South tower. That same day another plane Flight 77 crashed into the West side of the Pentagon in Washington, DC. Earlier that day Flight 93 was hijacked and headed for the White House, but the passengers on board the plane took over and crashed the plane near a town called Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The terrorist plots on September 11, 2001 became the most significant attack on American soil to date. September 11,2001 was seen as the attack of Islamic- Fascism and Democracy.
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Two of them crashed into the Twin Towers in New York City, one plane crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and the last plane was taken over by passengers and crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Osama Bin Laden ordered this attack that killed close to 3,000 Americans and injured many more. "It remains the single worst terrorist incident in American history ("Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century"1)." In light of the attacks on September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush signed the USA Patriot Act on October 26, 2001. This act expanded the powers of law enforcement agencies to conduct strict surveillance and interrogation while also strengthening the power of the border patrol.
With these drastic changes, the attacks on September 11, 2001 will never be forgotten, a day that will be etched into U.S. history forever. By September 11, 2001 several terrorist acts had already been committed against the United States. In fact, 9/11/01 was not the first attack on the World Trade Center as in 1993, a group of Islamic extremists detonated a bomb inside a parking garage under the World Trade Center. After this attack, U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya were bombed by Al Qaeda ass... ... middle of paper ... ...3 that ended up crashing in a field killing everyone on board near Shanksville, Pennsylvania as a result of the onboard skirmish. No one knows exactly where this plane was heading but possible targets include the White House or Capitol Building ("9/11 Attacks").
The Patriot Act was created in the year of 2001, the same year that the tragic day, 9.11, occurred. On September 11th, 2001, 19 terrorists working for Al-Qaeda hijacked four planes, and caused this day to be forever remembered in the history of the United States. At 8:46 AM on September 11th, the first hijacked plane (American Airlines Flight 11) crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Specifically, it crashed into the 93-99th floors, trapping everyone on the floors above. Many people had doubts about this being a terrorist attack; they thought that it was just an accident.
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