Essay on Airport Security : The United States

1888 Words May 9th, 2016 8 Pages
The world has seen many atrocities over the years, but none were so unexpected as what happened on September 11, 2001. Two planes hit the World Trade Center, one hit the Pentagon, and another landed in a field in Pennsylvania. About 3,000 people lost their lives that day because of a group known as Al Qaeda. Nineteen men from this group are believed to be the reason the four planes crashed on American grounds. The man in charge of this infamous terrorist group is Osama bin Laden. “Your security is not in the hands of Kerry, Bush or Al Qaeda. Your security is in your own hands,” he stated, “Any state that does not mess with our security, has naturally guaranteed its own security” (Baier). The outcomes of this terrorist attack is what will forever change the way the United States of America is operated. In the first place, airport security would not be the same due to obvious reasons. Getting on an airplane was never considered very difficult until restrictions were put into place to make it safe. An ID is important to identify who you are, and where you are coming from. The ID must match the name of the one on the airplane ticket. Not to mention, the irritation of having to remove shoes at the checkpoint.The bags of clothing that go underneath the airplane are checked; bags of carryon are checked too. The restrictions of certain objects like liquids not above 3.4 ounces, glass objects, weapons, or flammable substances. Specific things like, “fireworks,…

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