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Transcript of 9/11
During the attacks, George W. Bush was reading to elementary school children. When he was informed of the crash, he continued reading to the kids, not thinking too much about it. He also didn't want to scare the children.
Later that night, Bush made a speech and claimed that "these acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is strong."
A few days later, Congress allowed military forces to find those responsible for the attack. Government Actions Impact on Americans Why they attacked The terrorists were motivated to restore Islam to global supremacy
They thought they were right, everyone else was wrong, and nothing would stop them - More immigrants have gotten deployed
- 32% more people are scared of terrorism and are scared on flying on a plane because of the dangers that could happen Twelve minutes after the Pentagon attack, the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed due to the heat; the energy of the fall was 1/10 of the energy in the atomic bomb that was dropped in Hiroshima. Twenty minutes after the south tower fell, the north tower also collapsed. Reactions from New York
New York City's mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, closed all the car traffic in tunnels and bridges.
Thousands of civilians walked across bridges to go back home or took ferries to New Jersey to escape the destruction.
Only emergency vehicles were allowed in Manhattan.
City buses transported police officers and firefighters. Bush also created the Office of Homeland Security, which was a cabinet position that would protect America from other terrorist attacks.
Congress approved $40 billion to fight terrorism and $20 billion to help airline companies. Response from the people Why should people remember 9/11? Everyone should remember all the losses and the bravery of the rescue crews who risked their lives to save others. This day reminds America to keep their guards up to prevent these attacks from happening again. - U.S. is still in war with Afghanistan
- Airport security is more strict
- The budgets for defensive agencies skyrocketed Impact on America The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was hijacked. When people tried to gain control of the plane and they crashed in an empty field in Pennsylvania. The Pentagon Attack The third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, slammed into the west side of the Pentagon military headquarters. 125 military personnel and civilians were killed along with 64 people on the airplane. The World Trade Center Memorial Tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed
Bronze panels, with the names of the people who died, line the two pools with waterfalls cascading down the side. By Michelle Fung and Stephanie Leung
Period 6 Some turned to their faith for help
People wore American flags to demonstrate their patriotism and held vigils and moments of silence
Created tributes to share their grief
They donated blood to help the injured
On May 10, a 408ft silver spire, was placed on top of the new skyscraper.
104 stories, 16 acres, 1,766 ft tall
Symbolizes hope and strength One World Trade Center
It turned out that Al-Qaeda was behind the 911 attack and the leader, Bin Laden, became the most wanted man in the world.
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