War On Terror Essay

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Carlos Teran
Political Science
April 22, 14
Professor Coaty
The War on Terror
Terrorism and terrorists are defined as people who cause death and destruction through means of bombs and hostage taking. Terror is caused for religious reasons or additional reasons terrorists see just. When the cold world had ended most people claimed that there was no such threat to world peace. However on September 11th all their views changed.
In 2001 September 11th there was an attack on America. Four airplanes were hijacked, two were crashed into the World Trade Center also known as the Twin Towers in New York City, the third crashed into the Pentagon in Washington D.C, and the fourth was stopped by a passenger on board. This was the first terrorist attack on U.S soil. So many lives were lost because of this devastating tragedy, being the most devastating act of belligerence on United Stated territory ever since The Civil War. This had a massive influence on America and its history. In 2001 September 20th former president George W. Bush had publically announced that he declared war on terror. After his announcement, our country had altered. To be able to know whether this decision was the most effective and the best decision would be determined by the viewpoints of a individual.
One main organization that was created because of the attacks that America faced on September 11th that lead to the declaring war on terror was the formation of TSA’s. TSA was established to develop programs or such guidelines to protect airport transportation and prevent any type of hijacking. There are different types of TSA’s, although TSA’s or usually responsible for screening passengers and check carry-on luggage.
Congress passed the USA patriot Act one month after the attacks. It was signed into law with little debate because it seemed the right thing to do at the time to make policy changed to help fight the war on Terror. The purpose of the act is to be able to prevent and punish terrorist acts in the United Stated, improve law enforcement investigatory tools. The act was also made to strengthen the U.S measures to prevent, detect, and prosecute international money laundering and financing of terrorism. Some advantages of the Patriot Act are that it actually allows different agencies to communicate and be able to work together more easily to investigate any terrorist and suspicious activities. This act is able to provide some type of funding to victims of terrorist and their families, as well as the rebuilding of a building that has been destroyed due to terrorism. New powers are given to the federal government in order to be able to assist with investigations of terrorism that are explained in the titles and sections of the act. The importance of the Patriot Act is to accentuate that if for some reason another attack was to be planned, the government would have all the