America after September 11th, 2001

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September 11, 2001 is a day that has changed the lives in America forever. On this day, terrorist’s hijacked four planes. Each plane was on a mission to hit four historical buildings: The White House, the Pentagon, and the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center. Two planes managed to crash into the North and South Tower, causing the buildings to collapse to the ground. The third plane managed to hit a part of the Pentagon, and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Americans shriek of horror when remembering this day. Memories of seeing Americans jump out of windows, and watching the planes crash into the towers all still haunt Americans thirteen years later. Workers, firefighters, police officers, bystanders, passengers, children, and parents were some of the many who were lost on September 11th. All Americans can do is question why? Security has been a major cause that has changed America after the attack. Thirteen years later, three everlasting effects has kept America on guard since the attack.

First, America has yet to bring troops back home. Before September 11th, the plan was to eventually bring all troops home in the next couple of years. America was never engaged in foreign wars until after the attack. After the attack, the President sent more troops to Afghanistan for war. The troops were sent to find the Al Qaeda leader to bring back to America. Eventually, America did capture him. Troops were still sent out for war after capturing the leader, because of more duties that needed to be done. For some reason, America can never seem to get out of war no matter what accomplishments soldiers partake in. “From 1990-2001, The activenduty Army was cut from 18 to 10 divisions, on the assumption that Am...

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... on that Tuesday morning, to mourning the loved ones lost each year. Since the attack, America has taken precautions to reassure that an attack will not occur again. Sending troops, spending more money, and increasing security is just some of the many ways America is trying to keep the people safe. The horror displayed on September 11th, 2011 has forever changed the way Americans live each day.

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Works Cited

McKeon, Buck. "HASC Fact Sheet: The American Military Since 9/11: Lessons from Ten Years . . . . of War and the Choices Ahead." House Armed Service Republicans. N.p., 9 Sept. 2011. . . . . . . . Web. 7 May 2014.

Pistole, John S. "TSA Administrator John S. Pistole, CSIS: Evolution of Aviation Security since . . . . 9/11 - Washington, DC." Transportation Security Administration. TSA Press Office, 6 Sept. . . . . 2011. Web. 7 May 2014.
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