Domestic Terrorism : The United States Essay

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The United States was forced to deal with a greater amount of terrorism as time passed and as it become an imperialistic power and threatened the security of several countries with its dominance. The most recent and most memorable act of terrorism in the United States occurred on September 11, 2001 when the twin towers were destroyed and more than 3,000 Americans were killed. Terrorism has also occurred on a smaller scale in the United States under the guise of domestic terrorism. Despite the United States’ history of terrorism, terrorism has not come under scrutiny until within the last decade. The United States’ response to terrorism has also varied from case to case but in cases of international terrorism has typically been more dramatic than in cases of domestic terrorism.
Domestic Terrorism The majority of the terrorism that has occurred in the United States has been considered domestic terrorism. Domestic terrorism is more prevalent than international terrorism because numerous people believe that the best way to settle their grievances against the United States is to turn to violence. The United States also responds to domestic terrorism in a very different way than how they respond to international terrorism. Domestic terrorism has also had a history of failure which has increased as the United States has progressed as a nation and has developed better ways of discouraging and preventing domestic terrorism (Resnick 2013).
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