9-11 and the Effects on the America Essay

1290 Words Apr 6th, 2011 6 Pages
Travis Nichols
U.S. History 1896 – Present
Aaron Weinstein
9-11 & the Effects on America
The events that took place on September 11th 2001 changed the way things worked in America. On that day Islamic extremist high jacked four U.S. airplanes with the intent of crashing them into the twin towers, the Pentagon and the White House. Two of the planes did indeed crash into the twin towers in New York City and another was used to hit the pentagon. The passengers on the last plane however, fought back, and it was landed before it could be used to hit the white house. These were the first attacks ever directed toward U.S. civilian population. These calculated attacks lead to the need for an immediate change in the way U.S. approached
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Critics against the Patriot Act main concern is the secrecy of the foreign intelligence probes. It is almost impossible to control the use of this liberty, because it is done in private. Many people fear that government agencies will abuse this right. Summing up the basic concerns of those who oppose the Patriot Act, they fear that there aren’t enough checks and balances to protect the innocent citizens of America.
While the Patriot Act is one of the

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