September 11, 2001 Regan Ford

The attacks of September 11, 2001 killed 3,000 people and injured 6,000. The attacks were carried out by Al-Qeada and cost the US $3 trillion

Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda is an Islamic terrorist group founded by Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden

The group was responsible for numerous attacks on American embassies and the attacks of a US warship in Yemen

Al-Qaeda attacked in retaliation for US involvement in the Persian Gulf War, and for the American support of Israel

The extremists hijacked 4 planes, 2 of which flew into the twin towers. The third plane hit the Pentagon in Washington D.C, and the fourth landed in a field in Pennsylvania.

The United State's Response

3,000 people died in these attacks, making it the worst terrorist attack in US history. 343 firefighters were killed, making it the deadliest day for firefighters in history

In response to the attacks, the US started the War on Terror. They sent forces to fight against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan

On May 2, 2011 Osama bin Laden was killed by SEAL team six. His compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan was raided and he was found and killed

SEAL team six

The Aftermath

After the attacks, a law was passed that gave law enforcement the ability to use surveillance on citizens

The toxic debris of the towers had an affect on all people living near the twin towers, as collapse of the twin towers released over 2,500 carcinogens

World Trade Center Memorial

Nearly 18,000 people have died due to the toxic dust released during the attacks, making the deaths due to 9/11 present today

2,977 people were killed in total because of the horrific attacks on September 11, 2001, causing it to be the worst terrorist attack against the United States in History

The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified. We feel renewed devotion to principles of political, economic and religious freedom, the rule and law of respect for human life. We are more determined than ever to live our lives in freedom -Rudolph W. Giuliani

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