Essay on The United States And The Patriot Act

909 Words Dec 12th, 2015 4 Pages
In this paper I will be talking about the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism, also known as the USA PATRIOT ACT, how it protects the American people and allows law enforcement to protect us, as well as the event which led to the bill being passed and the impact and controversy it has on the American people. I both approve and disapprove of the PATRIOT ACT because although the bill was passed in order to protect us with good intentions. It has many gray areas which depending how the government interprets the bill can be seen in the eyes of the American people as invasive, though it has many good ideas and with reforms and debates about the bill it can actually allow for better security and pretection.
On September 11, 2001 a tragic and saddening event occurred in the United States of America in a couple a locations and possibly a third target, the twin towers, the pentagon and the other location is said to be. It is said that the group, known as Al-Qaeda led by Osama bin laden, who attacked were trying to instill fear and severely weaken the U.S. by attacking symbolic targets, the twin towers which symbolized globalization as well as economic power and prosperity, and the pentagon which is the headquarters of the Department of Defense also known to be the symbol of the American military power.
The event on 9/11 triggered the American people to ask the government to take action and to help with the USA…

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