U.s. Foreign Policy And The Freedom Of All Citizens Essay

1617 Words Mar 2nd, 2016 7 Pages
The government had little involvement in the society of citizens that carry out daily functions and activities. This freedom by the citizens can be a curse when abused. Many Americans enjoyed freedom for generations as they were able to live, work, and travel with no government interruption. In reality it is easy for this freedom to be taken away due to terrorist attacks. The deadly terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 introduced Americans to international terrorism, damaged the American economy, and forever changed U.S. foreign policy and the freedom of all citizens.
At 8:00am on September 11th, 2001 the first United Airlines 11 was hijacked. The flight started in Boston and was headed to Los Angeles. It was hijacked by an Islamic extremist group called Al-Qaeda. It hit the North World Trade Center in New York City at 8:45am. It crashed horizontally into the 90th floor (Wheeler, 2002). Killed almost 100 people just on the impact (Wheeler, 2002). Flight 11 was carrying nearly 20,000 gallons of jet fuel which caused for a bigger explosion (Wheeler, 2002).
The second flight American Airlines 175 crashed at 9:03am. This flight crashed into the South Tower only 18 minutes after the first (9-11 Attacks, 2010). The plane sliced through the Southeast corner (Stewart, 2002). It hit the 70th floor, causing a huge explosion. It was carrying 5 hijackers and 65 passengers. After the second attack, the Federal Aviation Administration shut down all three airports that service New York…

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