Adjusting to Terrorism

Essay by mjbonnieUniversity, Bachelor'sA+, July 2014

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Adjusting to Terrorism

Michael J. Bonnie


July 10, 2014

Brian Sanders

Adjusting to Terrorism

From all across our country United States citizens began their day as they do on any given day on September 11, 2001. This day was not just any normal day in our country, Whole populations of people from all across the world were able to watch on the news looking in horror as terrorism struck the World Trade Center in New York City that was brought down and destroyed from two airplanes, one striking the North Tower and one striking the South Tower. According to "Attack, Images, and Graphics", (2001),"at approximately 8:46 a.m. on September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists hijacked four aircraft crashing American Flight 11 and United Flight 175 into the towers of the World Trade Center, American Flight 77 into the Pentagon, and United Flight 93 into a wooded area in Pennsylvania after passengers attempted to retake the aircraft to prevent the aircraft from going down in Washington" ("Attack, Images, And Graphics", 2001).

This was the only day that the citizens of the United States realized that the threat of terrorism was for real and its effects on the millions of people who were able to watch on the news in terror while all the law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and paramedics scrambled desperately to uncover citizens from the rubble of the concrete buildings. The extent of the destruction that occurred on September 11, 2001 was so bad that it took about a year to list the official death at 2,752 lives that died. This was not able to be reported by the media for about one year after the buildings had collapsed. Unfortunately this was the most devastating incident of terrorism...