The Effects of Terrorism on America Case Study by Writing Specialists

The Effects of Terrorism on America
A debate on national security and civil liberty post September 11.
# 92502 | 1,473 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 22, 2007 in Law (Civil) , Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11) , Political Science (Terrorism)

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This paper discusses the effects of the terrorist attacks of September 11 on America. It highlights the marked increase in national security. The paper claims that many aspects of the terrorism prevention paradigm have ignited passionate debate among scholars and commentators who argue from both the civil liberties and national security perspectives. The paper expands on literature emphasizing this debate.

From the Paper:

"By the first anniversary of the September 11th attacks, administration officials had become increasingly concerned about the risk of additional attacks on American soil, and thus began focusing on individuals who the government knew had trained in Bin Ladin's camps (Chesney 2003). Top officials directed the Federal Bureau of Investigation to take preventive action, thus arrests were made, not on charges of conspiracy to commit terrorist acts, but rather on charges of providing "material support" to a designated foreign terrorist organization (DFTO), which was in violation of 18 U.S.C. (section) 2339B (Chesney 2003). Once little known and rarely employed, Section 2339B has rapidly become a central element of the government's 9/11 terrorism prevention paradigm because it "chokes off the flow of cash, weapons, and other resources to DFTO's," thereby interfering in their ability to engage in violence (Chesney 2003). Thus, Section 2339B acts similar to an embargo on foreign terrorist groups, however the material support law has an additional capacity for prevention, which critics view as a thorn in constitutional issues (Chesney 2003)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Burkoff, John M. (2005 January 01). Defeating terrorism without fighting a war.
  • Criminal Justice Ethics. Retrieved August 20 2006 from HighBeam Research Library.
  • Chesney, Robert M. (2003 May 01). Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil
  • Liberties in the Name of National Security & Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism. Michigan Law Review. Retrieved August 20 2006 from HighBeam Research Library.
  • The DHS Strategic Plan - Securing Our Homeland. Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved August 20 2006 from:

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"The Effects of Terrorism on America" 22 February 2007. Web. 28 September. 2022. <>