Where were you when the world stopped turning? Sitting at your desk at work, working manual labor, or just clocking out from another’s day work was what most Americans were doing. Many of us take daily and basic routines for granite. Everyone of us often do not think twice about saying goodbye, hugging, or kissing someone you love every morning and night. The morning of September 11, 2001 changed America forever. Mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, friends and family all were deeply affected by the terrorist attacks that occurred on this tragic day. Nineteen al-Qaeda members hijacked American planes, flew them completely off course, and killed thousands of people in the matter of seconds. September eleventh will forever be in the minds of each and every American for generations to come. Each moment after the attacks was extremely crucial. Who had done such a terrible thing? What can we do to help? September 11, 2001 deeply affected America. The events that happened on this exact day destroyed famous buildings, caused an uproar with numerous conspiracy theories, and continued to affect American citizens for years to come.
The World Trade Center, located in New York City, was opened the spring of 1973. The World Trade Center was a huge complex consisting of “nearly ten million square feet of office space for about thirty-five thousand people and four hundred and thirty companies.” (National September 11 Memorial & Museum) The two buildings were the tallest in the world at the time, and attracted around seventy thousand tourists every day. Both towers were very similar, however the North Tower had a three hundred and sixty-two tall antenna resulting in a total height of one thousand three hundred and...
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Celebrities, talk show hosts, guests on shows, and almost every television had some form of allegations and theories regarding the attacks. Most of America was still trying to figure out what exactly happened on that tragic day. Finally, the truth slowly began to come out. The Islamic terrorist group called al-Qaeda attacked America because of “American intervention in the Middle East…” (Why Did 9/11 Happen?) The terrorist group was not fond of American influence in any aspect of their culture, resulting in retaliation. “The terrorists did not have the capacity to destroy the United States militarily, so they set their sights on symbolic targets instead. The Twin Towers, as the centerpiece of the World Trade Center, symbolized globalization and America’s economic power and prosperity.” (National September 11 Memorial
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