9/11: downfall for America after the 9/11 attacks

 

                
9/11: How it Affected Americans Lives and Changed us as People

 

 

 

 

                                                

 

 

 

 

 

                                               Christopher
Antonelli

                                                
American History

                                                     Mr. Piacquadio

                                                      December 4th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         9/11 was a huge
terrorist attack that happened on September 11th.

2001. This attack had affected not only Americans, but
also people outside of the U.S. The 9/11 attacks have changed many laws along
with things that must happen inside of airports. Many things have changed to
make it a much more safer place in which people will not have to worry about
any more attacks. 9/11 also killed and injured lots and lots of innocent
people. 9/11 was one of the biggest attacks in American History, and there were
definitely ways that it could’ve been prevented.

                          9/11 was one of the
biggest events in American History and also was one of the most depressing
times in American History. 9/11 has impacted the United States and our economy
severely. Even though it was a depressing time for the United States it had
also affected us as people and also changed our world today. There are three
reasons why 9/11 has affected us as people and how it changed our lives. The
first reason why is 9/11 affected our economy and how things have changed
since. The second reason why is that 9/11 made security upgraded. When you walk
into an airport today there are dogs that will attempt to sniff out things that
are illegal. There are also metal detectors that detect anything that you are
not suppose to have on you. There are people that watch the security cameras in
the airports extremely closely so that if they something that doesn’t look
right or someone that doesn’t look right they can take action right away so
that no one will get harmed. There are also radars in airports that live in
fear and destroyed lives. “Finally, the third reason why is that it caused
America billions of dollars just to clean up and fix all the things that were
destroyed”.1

            The
first reason why 9/11 impacted our economy and how it was a downfall for
America after the 9/11 attacks is that our security has been having people
watch so they know where all planes are at all times. For example if a plane
goes off the radar then the people watching it will know that there is
something not right going on so they can take action. We also know have
personal radiation detectors which most officials have today. They work like a
pager whereas when someone walks by it, it could detect radiation which is
extremely dangerous today. Terrorists will use radiation because you can’t see
it and dogs can’t sniff it out so we have the personal radiation detectors.

The second reason why 9/11 impacted our economy and
how it was a downfall for America after the 9/11 attacks is that it made people
live in fear and destroyed many lives. After the 9/11 attacks many people were
scared to go places especially airports. It was like the world had ended after
the attacks. Many children who were at school that day came home to found out
that there mom or dad or maybe even both parents were killed in the attacks. So
many people had lost their loved ones. There were even those that were waiting
for their loved ones to come home and instead they got a phone call telling
them that they have been seriously injured or killed in the attacks or they
just knew because they just never came home.. Even the people that were
firefighters and police officers that were there had been affected years after
because of all the bad things that they had breathed in. “For example you will
have people that were there who today have lung cancer and many other types of
cancer”.2 People are
still scared of going to places today because they worry about terrorists doing
harmful things especially when there is a big event and there is a lot of
people that are going to be there. It also left people stunned watching people
fall and jump off the buildings because they were burning to death, and having
to watch all those firefighters and police officers go up into the building
knowing that they weren’t going to make it out to save all those people.

            The
third reason why 9/11 impacted our economy and how it was a downfall for
America after the 9/11 attacks is it caused America to almost go bankrupt
because it caused them billions of dollars just to clean up and fix all the
things that were destroyed. After the attacks the city was absolutely a mess
and was destroyed. Many people that had to clean up had destroyed their lungs
and are lucky if they can breath today because of all the bad things that are
floating around today. “It costs New York $19.6 billion to just clean up and
not even including to fix all the things that had been destroyed.”3
To fix all the major buildings in the world trade center costed $3-$4.5
billion. This had left America very poor for a while which caused everything
around to up. “It caused the stock market to jump extremely high”.4

            There
are three reasons why 9/11 has affected us as people, how it changed our lives,
and how it impacted our economy. The first reason why is 9/11 affected our economy
and how things have changed since. The second reason why is that 9/11 had made
people live in fear and destroyed lives. Finally, the third reason why is that
it caused America billions of dollars just to clean up and fix all the things
that were destroyed. This is why 9/11 affected us as people, how it changed our
lives, and how it impacted our economy.

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