9/11 Functionalism

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September 11, 2001. A day of grief, a day of courage, also known as the destruction date of our nations World Trade Center. Islamic terrorist hijacked four commercial airplanes and crashed two of them into the World Trade Center in New York City, the third into the Pentagon in Virginia and the fourth crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Fourteen years ago our nation experienced this devastating event that so many people still remember clearly. Although now the day is remembered, then the day was chaotic followed by various reactions of the American people in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. After these attacks occurred, out nation had to unite together to help repair the damage done to America. Like a well-oiled machine, all parts must work …show more content…
From the sociology class textbook functionalism is defined as a framework for building theory that sees society as a complex system who’s parts work together to promote solidarity and stability. These attacks caused our nations solidarity and stability to crumble in instants while viewed globally by mass media. The first instance of realization was from the media, informing everyone of the situation and it immediately affected us all. For better or worse we grew stronger as we united in showing in increase in patriotism, an increasing amount of people who were now representing our colors. The support grew quickly and the help was eager to respond to the heroic individuals who lost their lives trying to save people and the innocent civilians who did everything possible to survive and save lives. We had a sense of unity; emotions quickly hit the hardest from feelings or anger, hatred, confusion, and mourning. What hope we still had we were all in it together even though everyone had different emotions weather he or she lost a loved one or felt as if a sense of security was taken away from America it all hit close to home. As a result of the various reactions many turned to the media to stay informed so we can understand what exactly was happening, even though the media may have made our reactions more tragic portraying graphic images and an increasing sense of concern and fear. As well as the media helped us cope with informing up about the entire

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