Summary: The USA Patriot Act

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The USA Patriot Act was an act passed in response to the deadly terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001. The United States government’s goal was to pass an act that would strengthen the country’s security measures to specifically prevent terrorism. This act allowed the government to violate laws and the civil liberties of someone who is suspected of terrorist activities. Most of the opposers of the USA Patriot Act believed that the civil liberties, or democratic values, of all citizens were violated as the security in the country was strengthened. In the arts and crafts political cartoon, Bennett makes it clear that he was opposed to the USA Patriot act. Like most other opposers, Bennett roots his argument in the increase of security causing