The World Trade Center Of The United States Essay

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September 11, 2001 started out as a normal Tuesday for most people. They woke up, got something to eat, and then they left for work. The thing that people didn’t realize was that members of the terrorist group al-Qaeda were embarking on one of the deadliest attacks on U.S. soil. These individuals, 19 to be exact, boarded planes in the northeastern part of the United States and ultimately ended up hijacking them. Four planes all together were hijacked and sent barreling through three of our nations iconic structures. These three places were the north and south tower of the world trade center, along with the pentagon. These attacks on September 11, 2001 shocked the world and opened the eyes of our nations top administrators. It showed that the United States was not indestructible and that we needed to ramp up our efforts in securing our nation. Transportation was put at the forefront of this security effort and a major overhaul in how things were run was just about to begin. The government created a new entity called the Transportation Security Administration to oversee all the transportation transformations. Its goal is to, “Protect the nation 's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.” Airports and similar transportation venues look and feel completely different from the days of 9/11. What was it like to ride on a plane before 9/11 and TSA? How were the terrorists able to hijack these planes?
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