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Department of Homeland Security
This paper examines the origins of the Department of Homeland Security and proposes some modifications to its structure.
# 101393 | 927 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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The paper discusses how the Department of Homeland Security arose from the legislative efforts of politicians from both political parties working out compromises. The paper explains that the end result is a piece of legislation acceptable to the majority and although not ideal from one perspective, it is a workable framework to build on. The paper discusses how the legislative process will change some of the aspects of the Department of Homeland Security.

From the Paper:

"The devastating attacks of September 11, 2001 taught us two things: first that we are no longer safe from large scale terrorist attacks in our homeland, and second that the Federal government needed to redirect its resources in a coherent manner to fulfill its Constitutional obligations to "provide for the common defense, ...and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity..." ("Constitution," n.d.) To this ends the Congress passed the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (H.R. 5005-8). The stated purpose of the act was to prevent terrorism, reduce vulnerability, and assist in the recovery from any attacks. (H.R. 5005-8 101) The Act directed the reorganization of several portions of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government to create a more focused and efficient means of accomplishing these goals. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was thus created. ("

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Constitution of the United States of America. (n.d.). Retrieved December 28, 2006, from
  • United States Department of Homeland Security official website. (2006). Retrieved December 28, 2006, from

Cite this Term Paper:

APA Format

Department of Homeland Security (2008, February 25) Retrieved April 23, 2024, from

MLA Format

"Department of Homeland Security" 25 February 2008. Web. 23 April. 2024. <>


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