The Existence of Terrorism Throughout History Essay

537 Words 3 Pages
The Existence of Terrorism Throughout History

The history of terrorism can’t be traced back to a certain time or date. However, there has been a great history in the terrorism timeline. Whether they have been foreign attacks or domestic attacks the United States have been through them all. A bloody and gruesome history is about to unraveled.

If one were to talk about the first act of terrorism you might have to take Adam and Eve for example. Seriously if condemning the rest of the human race to a mortal life isn’t consider a terrorism I wouldn’t know what is. Terrorism was never really documented for a long time because no one knew how to define it. I guess one could say the destroying of or taking the live from someone
…show more content…
The first great series of terrorists’ acts on the U.S happened in the 1970’s to early 1980’s. The acts are credited to the Puerto Rican National Liberation Army. Most to all of the attacks happened with a bomb blast in New York City. The next major event to take place on U.S soil was the first attack on the World Trade Center. Six civilians were killed due to a bomb planted in the underground parked car. The attack was linked back to Osama Bin Laden. In 1995 a horrible America on American attack took place where Timothy McVeigh planted a car bomb left outside a federal building killing 168 and injuring 600. Probably one of the worst acts of terrorism ever committed was on September 11th, 2001. The second attack on the World Trade Center took place. Not only did it affect the World Trade, but also the Pentagon and another crashed in Pennsylvania. Four planes managed to kill over 6000, and injured thousands more. Not all the attacks have been on U.S grounds though.

<>Even though it would seem that attacked the United States on its home grounds would hurt us, some have resulted to our Embassies. In 1983 a U.S Embassy in Beirut were bombed killing 63. A radical Shiite Muslim group took credit for the attack. The next big act that made headlines everywhere was U.S Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Tanzania. The attacks killed a total of 263 and injured 5000 others. In 2000 a bomb blast sunk a U.S destroyer in a Yemen

Related Documents