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9-11 Terrorist Attacks

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Emily Crayne

on 19 March 2014

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9-11 Terrorist Attacks
Emily Crayne
On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked 4 planes. Two of those planes hit the World Trade Center. Another one hit one-third of the Pentagon, and the final one, crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
What Happened On 9-11?
Who was responsible for the attacks?
A total of 19 terrorists hijacked the four planes on 9/11. All of the men were from nations in the Middle East. They belonged to a terrorist group called Al Qaeda, led by Osama Bin Laden.
How did America Respond?
Following 9/11, the U.S. government took many steps to try to make the country safer. It tightened security at airports and in public buildings. A new cabinet-level department—the Department of Homeland Security—was created. It works to protect the United States from terrorism.
Did any events lead up to this attack?
February 26, 1993- A bomb exploded under the World Trade Center.
Nov. 13, 1995- Seven people, including five Americans, killed when two bombs explode at U.S.-Saudi military facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Usama bin Laden blamed for attack.
Sept. 27, 1996- Taliban, suspected of giving refuge to bin Laden, completes takeover of Kabul, Afghanistan.
June 25, 1996- Bin Laden followers detonate bomb at U.S. military base near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 19 American soldiers and wounding hundreds of Americans and Saudi Arabians.
Aug. 7, 1998-U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, bombed, killing more than 250 people, including 12 Americans, and injuring 5,000. In retaliation, United States launches airstrikes against suspected terrorist camps in Sudan and Afghanistan.
Aug. 28, 1998- FBI accuses bin Laden of having declared "jihad," or holy war, against United States. Complaint also alleges bin Laden founded Al Qaeda that year to promote Islamic fundamentalism and force non-Muslims out of Muslim countries.
November 4, 1998- Bin Laden charged with ordering embassy bombings.
Oct. 12, 2000- Suicide bombers in Yemen attack U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole, killing 17 sailors. Officials suspect bin Laden involvement.
Jan. 15, 2001- U.N. imposes new economic sanctions against Taliban for refusing to turn over bin Laden for trial.
How did Americans express themselves after 9-11?
People of America started hanging up American flags everywhere. Sales on American Flags increased dramatically.
People also had memorial services for those lost in the attack.
Professional games were postponed.
Celebrities would hold benefits to help build memorials.
What were the lasting impacts of 9-11
Security increased
The U.S. Patriot Act was created
Troops invaded Afghanistan
Osama Bin Ladin was captured and killed
What was the United States' response to the attacks?
The United States signed the U.S. Patriot Act
The United States started a war with Afghanistan
Osama Bin Ladin was captured and killed
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