Essay on A Day That Changed The World

2501 Words Dec 8th, 2014 11 Pages
Molly Meka
English 100
Essay 3 Final
9/11: A Day That Changed the World On September 11th, 2001, our world changed forever. The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon caused an immediate call for change in U.S. Foreign Policy, which in cause, increased tensions between America and the Middle East, the strengthening and safety of our borders, and through the foundation of Homeland Security. The most obvious effect of the post 9/11 world that all Americans have experienced in one way, is the dramatic spike in increased Transportation Security Act agents, security in the airports and overall thoroughness in air travel. If this traumatic event never occurred, American lives, the outlook of how the world views America and the way US government functions would have been completely different. In order to analyze how the world could be different if 9/11 had not occurred, the events and motives of the attacks must be analyzed to begin with. There are many beliefs and ideas as to what motivates of the 19 hijackers and Al-Qaeda as a whole had to attack the United States. In the official reports of the attacks, according to the Bush administration, Islamic radicals attacked the United States "because of the hatred to our freedom”. Even if this may be the only official motive of the attacks, many other motives must be taken under consideration. One of the first speculations for these motives was the sanction held on Iraq following the 1990 Iraqi invasion of…

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