World Affairs 9/7/11
Legacy of 9-11
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
• Four score and seven years ago our fathers
brought forth on this continent a new nation,
conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the
proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war,
testing whether that nation, or any nation, so
conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.
We are met on a great battle-field of that war.
We have come to dedicate a portion of that
field, as a final resting place for those who
here gave their lives that that nation might live.
It is altogether fitting and proper that we
should do this.
• But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate,
we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this
ground. The brave men, living and dead, who
struggled here, have consecrated it, far above
our poor power to add or detract. The world
will little note, nor long remember what we say
here, but it can never forget what they did
here. It is for us the living, rather, to be
dedicated here to the unfinished work which
they who fought here have thus far so nobly
• It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the
great task remaining before us—that from these
honored dead we take increased devotion to
that cause for which they gave the last full
measure of devotion—that we here highly
resolve that these dead shall not have died in
vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a
new birth of freedom—and that government of
the people, by the people, for the people, shall
not perish from the earth
My question to you….
Was the Gettysburg Address fitting
and appropriate for the 5th
anniversary ceremony at ground
Are the ideas, ideals and values
expressed by President Lincoln alive and
well in the post 9-11 world?
a new “normal”.
What is a “suspicious activity report”?
Consider the following scenario:
You are driving home from school and you stop at
an intersection. Off to your left, you see three
men pull into the parking lot of a convenience
store. All three are wearing dark jackets, though it
is a warm day. One of them is carrying an empty
garbage bag. You see them pause outside the
storefront, look around them quickly, and then
enter the store hurriedly. The light in front of you
changes and the cars begin to move.
• What do you think the men were doing?
• What additional information would confirm or
refute your initial assumptions?
• What details in this scenario could reasonably
be considered suspicious? Which ones could
• How do contextual details (time, place,
behavior, etc.) help you to define what is
Law enforcement has always relied on
citizen tips about suspicious behavior to
detect and prevent criminal acts, but
since the 9/11 attacks, the federal
government has set up a more formal
system for reporting and communicating
about suspicious behavior.
• Consider the concept of "suspicious
behavior." Describe what behavior you
would consider to be suspicious enough to
warrant the investigation of an individual in
the following settings: an airport; a
shopping mall; a public school; a military
Does the proliferation of fusion centers
across the United States represent
increased safety and security for
Americans or an intrusion on civil liberties?
• Consider the term "global war on terror."
How does this conflict differ from prior
wars in American history? How is it