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September 11 terrorist attacks

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Ava Paganelli

on 28 May 2015

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Transcript of September 11 terrorist attacks

September 11 terrorist attacks
A series of suicide missions that were issued by al- Qaeda
There were four different attacks that took place that day
The four attacks that were issued on the United States that day included a series of airplane hijackings that had symbolic targets
American Airlines flight 11 crashed into the North WTC tower at 8:46

United Airlines flight 175 crashed into the South WTC tower at 9:03

American Airlines flight 77 crashed into the western side of the Pentagon

United Airlines flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania missing its given target
Al-Qaeda is an international
Islamist extremist
terrorist network.

What is an
Islamist extremist
strict faith to religious law should be the sole basis for a country's law
believe violence is acceptable to achieve their goals
SOME Muslims believe in this, but MANY do not believe in these teachings
The World trade Center
economic power
The Pentagon
headquarters for the U.S. Department of defense
Flight 93 that missed it's given target. It is thought that it was headed for the Capitol building
center of American legislative government

The Department of Homeland Security
The Pentagon
Shanksville, Pennsylvania
the attacks
Even though this picture was not taken before the attacks it still gives a general idea of what it would have looked like beforehand.
The Pentagon
Shanksville, Pennsylvania
the attacks
"On September 11, 2001 the United States suffered the deadliest attacks on it's soil in the country's history. The attacks, perpetrated by 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda, involved a series of airline hijackings and suicide attacks against targets in New York City and Washington D.C. The attacks caused extensive death and destruction and triggered an enormous U.S. effort to combat terrorism."
The attacks led to the creation of...
"Created after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, DHS is the result of the largest reorganization of government in more than half a century. Today, the Department's spends approximately $61 billion annually and employs more than 240,000 people. It includes many different components, directorates, offices, and programs with a broad range of missions."
The five main missions of The Department of Homeland security try to accomplish
(1)To prevent terrorism and improve security
(2)To secure and manage borders
(3)To enforce and administer immigration laws
(4)To safeguard and secure cyberspace
(5)To ensure resilience to disasters on American soil
Even though there was security in airports before 9/11, security was privately executed and not under federal guidelines.
What is the Department of Homeland Security?
Before 9/11 22 important agencies existed, but the agencies did not work together to ensure that the United States was resilient.

To ensure the resilience of the U.S. several agencies combined to create the DHS

The DHS works to ensure that the United states can be the safest it can possibly be
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