According to Kimberly Amadeo, a news reporter, on the morning of September 11th terrorists hijacked four planes at Boston’s Logan airport. Their goal was to cripple the U.S. economy by destroying its center power: Wall Street, the Pentagon and the White House. The first two planes successfully hit their targets. Nearly 2,600 people died at the World Trade Center, 125 died at the Pentagon and 256 died on the four planes; bringing the death total to 3,081. This attack left U.S. citizens and survivors traumatized causing businesses to close; which played a huge toll on the recession. For the first time since the Great Depression, stock markets were closed. By September 17, when stocks were reopened, they learnt The Dow promptly fell 7.13%. However, the biggest economic impact of the 9/11 attacks was the higher defense spending which led to the U.S. ...
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