9/11 PPT

9/11 Terrorist Attacks and US
9/11 Terrorist Attacks
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw4hJ70Cnts
• As you watch the video, you will need to create a
timeline of events for the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
Processing the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
• Bird’s Eye View
– You will draw a before and after bird’s eye view of
Ground Zero, showing changes in
• Environment
• Land Use
• Population
Department of Homeland Security
• Mission Statement:
– We will lead the unified national effort to secure
America. We will prevent and deter terrorist attacks and
protect against and respond to threats and hazards to
the nation. We will ensure safe and secure borders,
welcome lawful immigrants and visitors, and promote
the free flow of commerce.
Department of Homeland Security
• Immigration
• Natural Disasters
• Counter Terrorism(War
in Afghanistan)
• Secure Borders
• Emergency
• Airport Security
• Wire tapping
• Federal Emergency
Management Agency
• Secret Service
• Cyber-Security/cookies
• Phone records
Put a √ next to the things you believe the government should
be involved in and an X next to places you feel the
government is going too far
• Allowed sweeping searches and surveillance,
detaining immigrants, and monitoring bank
accounts- allows wiretaps, phone records,
internet searches, home searches without
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdvpiA7-gss
“I suppose the extension of the Patriot Act for one
simple reason: Americans must use every legal and
constitutional tool in their arsenal to fight terrorism
and protect their lives and liberties. The attacks of
September 11, 2001, made clear that the old rules
no longer work. The terrorist who attacked us seek
to kill innocent men, women, and children of all
races and creeds. They seek to destroy our
- New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, December 17, 2005
Transportation Security Administration
• http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_16257574243/no-knives-act-to-overturn-tsa-policychange/
• http://www.infowars.com/tsa-conduct-randomchecks-at-austin-train-station/
• Protection against unreasonable search and seizures?
• Airlines are private companies, what authority does
the government have?
“ In the wake of [9/11], I didn’t personally suffer any
serious violations of my personal or civil rights…What is
happening [though]…is the singling out of Arabs and
Muslims all over the country, the denial of their rights,
and the gross mistreatment of them and their families.
I feel like I am being constantly watched. I was born and
raised in the USA, and I don’t even feel like I am home.
People give us weird, suspicious looks, the ‘random
checks’ at the airport always happen to pick me, and
the government reigns free to trample upon and bury
the most basic rights that our forefathers died to
establish as the roots of this great democratic nation.”
- Bashar Al-Madani, undergraduate student, March 3,
“ They’re welcome to go through
anything I have, at any point.
So my safety is worth my time,”
said one passenger.
- CNN, January 18, 2002
Linda Lawson, 52, of Atlanta, said
although she hates taking off
her shoes for security, she
thought the new restrictions
were reasonable and easy to
comply with. “If they think it’s
making it safer for us, then we
just do what we have to do,”
she said
- Baltimore Sun, August 12, 2006
Processing the TSA
• You will create two bumper stickers describing
increased security by TSA
– One for increased security
– One against increased security
Global War on Terror
• http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/vie
• Osama bin Laden claimed
Responsibility for the 9/11 attacks
The War in Afghanistan
• Motivation
– Destroy the Taliban, wipe out al Qaeda, capture/kill
Osama bin Laden
• By December US had ousted the Taliban and taken
control of Afghanistan
• Results
– Oust the Taliban from Afghanistan
– Successfully captured and killed Osama bin Laden on
May 2, 2011
– Lasting Results??
The War in Iraq
• US invades Iraq unilaterally
• Motivation:
– Remove dictator Saddam Hussein from power, find and
destroy WMDs, free the Iraq people
• The US launched air strikes against Iraq, within three
weeks the US had successfully invaded Baghdad and
seized control of Iraq
• Immediate Results:
– Saddam was captured, tried, and sentenced to death
– Some Iraqis welcome US involvement while others have
begun to resent and even attack US soldiers
• Lasting Results: ?
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