The Deadly Terrorist Act On United States Essay

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September 11, 2001 was a date that shocked the nation and had an impact on every American’s life ever since that fateful day. The attack that happened that day on the United States was the most deadly terrorist act on United States soil in history. A group of radical Islam terrorist devised a plan to use American planes as missiles in order to take down buildings that had high importance to the United States. The terrorist attack that happened that day left approximately 3,000 people dead, and around another 6,000 injured. September 11, 2001 was one of the most significant days in Untied States history; it has changed how individuals live their lives today. The events preceding 9/11 make the story that much more interesting. The World Trade Center was completed in 1971. It was build to withstand fires, and winds up to 200 miles per hour (Inside 9/11). Radical Islamists have targeted the World Trade Center more than just 9/11. It was attacked in 1993, when a truck was driven into the parking garage of the building, and then later detonated. It blew a seven-story hole in the garage, and would have caused a collapse had there not been a miscalculation in the amount of explosives needed. The Radical Islamist group known as Al Qaeda also carried out bombings at United States Embassy’s in Kenya and Tanzania preceding 9/11. After those bombings, President Bush was alerted that Osama Bin Laden was determined to launch an attack on the United States. Not too long after he…

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