Effects of Terrorism Essay

596 Words Jul 13th, 2005 3 Pages
Effects Terrorism has on our Nation

Purpose: To inform readers of the effects the recent terrorist attacks have on society today.

Audience: General

Thesis: The terrorist attack on America has affected the economy, tourism and the foreign society tremendously.

The Effects Terrorism has on Society

From the lips of the FBI, "Terrorism is the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objective." On September 11, 2001 the United States of America experienced such actions, it was the largest terror attack experienced by any country. The affect this had on America was tremendous, thousands
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Employment domestically has experienced a ten percent drop in demand and employment globally has experienced a thirty percent drop in demand. Hotels have experienced a two billion dollar lost in room revenue and meeting room and convention industry has experienced a one billion dollar loss. As a whole the entire Travel and Tourism industry have experienced an enormous drop in revenues.
The foreign society suffered greatly, some foreigners were placed under strict investigation by the United States Government. International travel was placed at a halt. Many families were separated because many came to America and were not declared citizens of the United States. These people were considered aliens and they were forced to leave as they underwent heavy interrogation. Some foreigners experienced racial prejudices because they were of the same nationality of the suspects, who attack our nation. Also stricter airport security was implemented which caused additional close watch on foreigners. People did not travel internationally as much as much as they had done prior to September 11, 2001.
Finally the United Stated of America was affected drastically since the September 11, attacks. The Economy, Travel, Tourist industry, and foreign society are suffering greatly and they continue to be affected every day. The affect on The United States of America may never be known. The attack was very unfortunate

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