How Did 9/11 Changed America

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September 11, 2001 is a day that every American can remember. It was the day when America, “the land of the free and the home of the brave”, was under attack. This was America’s first multiple hijacking terrorist attack. This day/ event is more commonly known as 9/11. 9/11 was a terrorist attack constructed and financed by al-Qaeda, an organization led by Saudi fugitive, Osama Bin Laden. These attacks opened American eyes and showed how vulnerable America is to attacks. It removed America’s false sense of security and made America more aware of their flaws in security. 9/11 was a tragic event that changed America immensely. It all began on July 1, 2000. The hijackers took flight training courses to gain knowledge about the planes they were planning on hijacking. These planes were…show more content…
Then fourteen months later on September 11, 2001 at 5:45 a.m. eastern time the hijackers, Abdulaziz al-Omari and Mohammed Atta, surpass security screening at Portland International Jetport in Maine and take a shuttle to Logan International Airport. The hijackers successfully sneak in their weapons through airport security. Through a time span of an hour and half the seventeen other hijackers go through security at Logan International Airport, Newark International Airport, and Washington Dulles International Airport. Some of the hijackers didn’t pass through security as easily as the others. Eight of the hijackers were chosen for additional screening. Two out of the eight hijackers were flagged as suspicious but still every single hijacker was still allowed to board their flight. At 7:35 a.m. five of the nineteen hijackers boarded American Airlines Flight 77 headed for Los Angeles, California. At 7:59 a.m. Flight 11 which was also headed to Los Angeles took off from Logan International Airport. The flight was initially supposed to take off at 7:45 a.m. but was running behind schedule.

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