The United State 's Security System Essay examples

1687 Words Jun 9th, 2016 7 Pages
After the devastating events that occurred on September 11, 2001, the numbers 9 and 11 are no longer just two ordinary numbers. These numbers are a constant reminder to the American people that such a catastrophe is possible and no one can predict what the future holds. These numbers now serve as more than just an emergency telephone number. These numbers mean something personal to all Americans who witnessed this historic event not long ago. The 2,977 deaths on that day in the World Trade Center is something America will never forget and America has changed forever because of it. America has adjusted our foreign policy, created new and improved security, engaged in war and we, as a nation, have had, and still have to mentally and emotionally recover due to these events. September 11th impacted America nationally, economically, mentally and politically in order to prevent a terrorist attack like this from ever happening again.

The most essential thing that 9/11 impacted was the United State’s security system, especially at airports. Before 9/11 liquids were allowed on planes, pat downs were uncommon, full body scanners were not used, and passengers were even allowed to take box cutters and cigarette lighters abroad. But this has all changed. Airports now consist of much longer lines and more intense security, thanks to the federal government. The federal government created many new agencies in order to secure the safety of all American citizens.
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