Terrorism Research Paper

Topics: September 11 attacks, George W. Bush, United States Constitution Pages: 4 (1475 words) Published: October 12, 2013
4/25/13
Patriot Act of 2001

The USA Patriot Act of 2001 is an Act issued by the United States Congress that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. The title of the act is a ten letter acronym (USA PATRIOT) that stands for Uniting (and) Strengthening America (by) Providing Appropriate Tools Required (to) Intercept (and) Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001. This act was our response to the terrorist acts that took place on September 11th, 2001. The main purpose of the act is to "deter and punish terrorist acts in the United States and around the world, to enhance law enforcement investigatory tools, and for other purposes." This act was passed with good faith in that it will aid in our defenses to protect againest terrorist attacks. So that we dont have to endure anything like what happened on September 11th once more.

September 11th was a day in which started out beautiful, but soon ended in tragedy. The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks lead by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. area. 19 al-Quaeda terrorists were able to board these planes and hijack them for the main purpose of flying them into buldings. This was a suicide mission. The goal was to kill and to cause fear and loss in one of our nations greatest iconic cities. Two of the four hijacked planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. Within two hours, both towers collapsed with debris and large clouds of black smoke which covered numerous blocks surrounding the World Trade Center. The resulting fires caused many other buildings in the complex to also fall or be heavily damaged. The terrorists on the third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, crashed into the Pentagon which is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense. Although...
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