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the day america will never forget
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                  KArthik Gudipati
   After 9/11, The US government had more
responsibility placed on them and the view of the
    Middle east has changed for Americans.
                   What Happened on 9/11?
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•       The Twin Towers:

    •      19 hijackers took control of 2 flights .

    •      American Airlines Flight 11 crashed
           into the North Tower at 8:46 a.m.

    •      United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into
           the South Tower at 9:15 a.m

    •      The towers killed more than 3,000
           people which included workers,
           bystanders, and firefighters/cops.
                     What Happened on 9/11?

                                                                   •           The Pentagon
                                                                           •     Within 30 minutes of the Twin Towers
                                                                                 attack another plane attacked the
                                                                           •     American Airlines Flight 77, crashed into
                                                                                 the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m
                                                                           •     125 people in the Pentagon and 58 flight
                                                                                 passengers were killed because of this
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              What Happened on 9/11?

•       A Fourth Flight
    •      A fourth airliner, American Airlines 93, crashed near Shankville,
           Pennsylvania after some of its passenger helped stop it from hitting its
           original target, the Capitol.

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•       Many different given reasons for the attacks on 9/11.

    •       Spanning from: Bin Laden wanting America to believe in Allah, to conflicts on foreign

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•       Possible but Flawed Theories:

    •       Poverty: Middle East could have been jealous of US economic wealth. But the attackers were
            found to be part of the middle and upper class of the Middle East, so it implausible.

    •       Religion: Bin Laden might have disliked our perspective on religious freedom. However, He could
            have attacked another country with religious freedom as well. For this reason too, the fact that
            Americans were not Muslim could not be a possible reason as well as most other religious

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•       More Accurate Theory

    •      Foreign Policy: As stated by Osama Bin laden himself, this was why al-Qaeda attacked. US’s support for
           Israel and the help it gave for wars of Israel caused the anti-American perspective in Bin laden. He was later
           outraged by the 500,000 troops sent to Saudi Arabia after Saddam Hussein’s invasion in Kuwait.

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              •   The 9/11 had many big impacts on the US causing decisions for the future:

• Security:
• America increased its security drastically in order to
prevent further terrorist attacks.

• Airplanes were temporarily stopped and delayed because
of fear of another terrorist attack on the planes

• Slowly, planes were able to fly again but now with
increased security checks at the airports increasing
restricted items on the plane while checking the
passengers more thoroughly.

• Public areas also increased security, especially shown
towards the Muslim American community, because of the
fact that the attackers were also Muslim.
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                                                        • Illness:
                                                        • Both mental and physical illness was brought upon
                                                        the Americans because of this cataclysm.

                                                        • People in the New York area, especially near the
                                                        World trade Center, were affected by the pyroclastic
                                                        debris. This caused sickness to these victims.

                                                        • Victims trapped in the building had first hand contact
                                                        with the smoke after the impact of the plane, which first
                                                        caused coughs and allergies and later turned into
                                                        dangerous illnesses mainly with the lungs and heart.

                                                        •Another type of illness was caused by the traumatic
                                                        stress that occurred to the victims or victims’ close

                                                        • Witnessing a loved one’s death is hard and especially
                                                        in a terrorist attack where thousands of others died as
                                                        well causes stress and shock to the victims.

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• Society:
• There was major discrimination towards the Muslim-
American community due to the attacks.

• People lowered there use of public facilities. Such places
like malls and movie theaters saw a decline in customers
because they could be an easy target for another attack.

• People followed and kept up with the daily news about
the government and its policies towards the attacks.

• Media proposed theories and reasons, some which were
highly implausible, to give explain why the Arabians
attacked America. Hence, people started following the
news itself and gave their own opinions to others on the
reason why this could have happened.

•Muslim American, as stated before, had a hard time             "DEMOTIX Muslim Protest." DEMOTIX. Web. 15 May 2011.
moving on in life without being stared at by others. Not just
that, but Muslim Americans had a hard time joining jobs
and going to schools because of the safety purposes.
                                                                       • Economy:
                                                                       • The 9/11 attack had a significant effect on the American
                                                                       as well as the World market.

                                                                       • The Market did not open on 9/11 and were closed till
                                                                       September 17th. After the opening, the Dow Jones market
                                                                       index fell about 7.1%, the largest one-day point drop.

                                                                       • By the end of the week, the Market index fell almost
                                                                       14.3%, the then-largest one week point drop in history
                                                                       causing America to lose about $1.4 trillion in value.

                                                                       • Many jobs were lost and the wages were drastically

                                                                       •The US lent money to the New York government to rebuild
                                                                       its economy and infrastructure

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               Pre-21 Century Relation
         •        Before the 21th Century, there were many terrorist attacks that were similar to

• Pearl Harbor:
• The Japanese bombed the US naval base at Pearl
Harbor, Hawaii in 1941.

• This was a surprise attack which took the lives of 2,400
men and wounded about 1,300 men.

• Just like the effect 9/11 had on the Muslim Americans,
Pearl Harbor isolated the Japanese Americans as they
were seen as a threat.

• This caused America to become part of WWII.

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                     Pre-21 Century Relation

                                                                        • Oklahoma City Bombing:
                                                                        • Bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in

                                                                        • “The Oklahoma blast claimed 168 lives, including 19
                                                                        children under the age of 6, and injured more than 680
                                                                        people. The blast destroyed or damaged 324 buildings
                                                                        within a sixteen-block radius, destroyed or burned 86 cars,
                                                                        and shattered glass in 258 nearby buildings.”
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                              My Questions
• 1)What was the evidence, before the information given by Osama, that the Al-Qaeda was
behind these attacks?

• The FBI identified the attackers, one of them being a leader of the Al-Qaeda. They also
identified that most of them were Saudi Arabian, while only a few were from America, which led
to the Al-Qaeda.

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                   My Questions

• 2)   What was George W. Bush’s respond to these attacks on 9/11?
• At first, right after the attack, the Bush administration tried to identify
who the attackers were and find out their identities. As of then, their
suspicion was at Al-Qaeda, but they weren’t exactly sure as Osama Bin
Laden denied it. Later, in 2004, When Bin laden accepted that he was
behind the attacks, he was hunted down by the Americans and Bush
fought a War against terrorism with Afghanistan.
                                My Questions
• 3)   How did the rest of the world respond to the attacks?

• Other countries were devastated by the attacks and they also increased their securities hoping
to prevent such a catastrophe to happened to their nation. In addition to this, Treaties were
made with America to help them rebuild their infrastructure, especially in the World Trade Center
Area in New York and the Pentagon area in Virginia. By doing this they supported America. Also,
these other countries

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                       My Questions

• 4) How did 9/11 impact the security in America
• America increased its security dramatically in order to prevent further
terrorist attacks, especially in public places like malls, theaters, airports, and
etc. There were delays in transportation and they were stopped temporarily,
but they gradually reopened. However, the security checks were increased.

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