Compare And Contrast Patriot Act And Captain America

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National Security and its implementations in the United States have caused persistent conflicts between those who want protection and those who want to keep their civil liberties. Moreover, Many citizens were not aware of this conflict prior to the gruesome aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack. This devastation, referred to as 9/11, was the result of an attack on the World Trade Center in New York City and an attack on the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. As a result, the United states’ government promptly introduced the Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act, the PATRIOT Act, to the American Public. Consequently, In the years after the attack, many forms of media reenacted and alluded to the …show more content…
The reason that the PATRIOT Act and Captain America: Civil War are often compared is the similarities between the conflict of Americans and the clash of the superheroes. In the battle of the Sokovia Accords Captain America, the Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, Falcon, and Winter Solider were on one side and Iron Man, the Black Widow, Vision, the Black Panther, and the War Machine were on the other side. Captain America’s team represents those who want to keep their civil liberties and deny the enactment of the PATRIOT Act while Iron Man’s team represents those who seek the enactment of the PATRIOT Act. Many view Iron Man’s point of view as those who are neoconservatives, those who favor big governments and government intervention. This is due to his attempt to limit the freedom of the superheroes. In the 2016 film, a lot of evidence proves that the similarities between the PATRIOT Act and Captain America: Civil War is not an exaggeration. In trying to persuade the Avengers to sign the Sokovia accords Thaddeus Ross states “ while a great many people see you as heroes, there are some who prefer the word vigilantes”. He then proceeds to call them dangerous and compared the Hulk and Thor’s absence to misplacing nuclear

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