Essay On The Impact Of 9/11 On America

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After the devastating events that occurred on September 11, 2001, the numbers 9 and 11 are no longer just two ordinary numbers. These numbers are a constant reminder to the American people that such a catastrophe is possible and no one can predict what the future holds. These numbers now serve as more than just an emergency telephone number. These numbers mean something personal to all Americans who witnessed this historic event not long ago. The 2,977 deaths on that day in the World Trade Center is something America will never forget and America has changed forever because of it. America has adjusted our foreign policy, created new and improved security, engaged in war and we, as a nation, have had, and still have to mentally and emotionally recover due to these events. September 11th impacted America nationally, economically, …show more content…
Before 9/11 liquids were allowed on planes, pat downs were uncommon, full body scanners were not used, and passengers were even allowed to take box cutters and cigarette lighters abroad. But this has all changed. Airports now consist of much longer lines and more intense security, thanks to the federal government. The federal government created many new agencies in order to secure the safety of all American …show more content…
Since 9/11 millions of U.S soldiers have been sent overseas, thousands were killed, and many returned home with physical and mental injuries According to U.S substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2 million Americans were deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq and more than 6,000 Americans were killed and 44,000 wounded. 18% of people that returned had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or depression, and 20% of the people had Traumatic Brain Injury. Many people who witnessed 9/11 and are still having trouble sleeping and concentrating even 10 years

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