After 9-11 Cause and Effect Essay by cee-cee

After 9-11
Looks at attitudes and events leading up to 9-11 and the changes in the U.S. after this terrorism.
# 107370 | 3,220 words | 11 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Sep 02, 2008 in Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11) , Political Science (Terrorism)

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This paper states that 9-11 should not have been such a surprise because the country really should have expected that something like this would happen especially given the World Trade Center attack in 1992. The paper relates several reasons for 9-11, including the U.S. support for Israel, the U.S. failure to understand Islam and the first Gulf War. The paper also identifies responses to 9-11, such as attacking the terrorists wherever they can be found, the Patriot Act and other powers that the Bush administration have taken. The paper then examines the Patriot Act as the primary legislation designed in part to correct perceived lapses in law enforcement, to fill holes in security, to stop terrorists from getting the funding they need, and to alter certain laws in order to make the job of law enforcement easier in terms of fighting terrorism.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Abdolian, L.F. & Takooshian, H. (2003). The USA Patriot Act: Civil Liberties, the Media, and Public Opinion. Fordham Urban Law Journal 30(4), 1429.
  • Affifi, A. E. (1958). The Rational and Mystical Interpretations of Islam. Islam: The Straight Path: Islam Interpreted by Muslims. Ed. K. W. Morgan. New York: Ronald Press.
  • Al-Qaeda's origins and links (2004, Jul;y 20). BBC News. Retrieved June 17, 2007 from
  • Baker, N.V. (2003). National Security versus Civil Liberties. Presidential Studies Quarterly 33(3), 547.
  • Cassella, S.D. (2002). Forfeiture of Terrorist Assets under the USA Patriot Act of 2001. Law and Policy in International Business 34(1), 7.

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