One Nation Essay

Submitted By ashleyfosso13
Words: 704
Pages: 3

One Country- United
"Remember the hours after September 11th when we came together as one to answer the attack against our homeland. We drew strength when our firefighters ran upstairs and risked their lives so that others might live; when rescuers rushed into smoke and fire at the Pentagon; when the men and women of Flight 93 sacrificed themselves to save our nation’s Capitol; when flags were hanging from front porches all across America, and strangers became friends. It was the worst day we have ever seen, but it brought out the best in all of us.” –Sen. John Kerry
First off, the government started to use a lot of money to send the U.S troops to Afghanistan after 9/11. For the first couple months the economy dropped continuously. It is estimated in a report to congress that 130,000 people lost their jobs due to attack. The terror attack had a short-term effect on our economy. There are four main ways how the economy was harmed by the attacks there was a decrease in the capital stock which is the money. The investors were not investing money like they did before. They were uncertain if they will profit from them or not. The industries suffered a lot from the economy, because people were not buying or selling products.
Secondly, trying to fly after the 9/11 attacks became very hard for people. They feared something bad might happen to them too. Before, people did not really think about the consequences that might happen to them when they travelled with a plane. But now 9/11 sort of put fear in people`s mind from all over the world. As stated in an article, Many business men and women also feel a little scared and uncomfortable flying after the terrorist attack in 9/11.
A lot of them decided to quit their jobs because of flying. Flying on a plane became a nightmare to people nowadays. Some people think they won’t return back home safe if they get on the plane. The Airline Business also slowed down. There were not a lot of people boarding on planes. A lot of Airline Companies were going to bankcruptcy because there were not enough sale of tickets. The fuel price also went up. The airlines also tried to secure the aircrafts even better than before. They made the cockpit door more heavier and made it not easy for the terrorists to get in and take control of the plane. But still the people could not trust it. American and United Airlines were the two Airlines who suffered most from it. These two airlines were the ones hijacked on 9/11. That is the main reason why some people cannot…