The September 11th attacks were completed as a suicide mission by Islamic terrorists from Saudi Arabia and several other Arab nations
The attackers were reportedly financed by Osama Bin Laden, the leader of the militant Islamic Organization, Al-Queda. Bin Laden and his organization were allegedly acting in retaliation for America's support and involvement with various nations.
One of Bin Laden's associates in Afghanastan, Abu Walid al-Masr, shared that Bin Laden was convinced that America was a weak nation.
"He believed that the United States was much weaker than some of those around him thought" - Masri
On the morning of September 11th, each team of terrorists boarded four different Boeing 757 planes. Each of the planes was loaded with jet fuel for a long trip across the country.
American Airlines Flight 11 was the first to take off. The flight was scheduled to go from Boston to Los Angeles
United Flight 175 was the second to take off. This flight was planned to fly between Logan and LAX
American Airlines flight 77 was the third flight, headed from Washington DC to Los Angeles
United Airlines Flight 93 departed from Newark and was supposed to arrive in San Francisco later that day
Hijackers aboard Flight 11, including Mohammad Atta, crash into the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 8:45 am
At 9:03 am, Flight 157 came racing towards the South Tower of the World Trade Center. It was now evident that America was under attack
At 9:37 am, Flight 77 barreled into the western side of the Pentagon in Washington D.C.
At 9:59 am, the South Tower collapses, sending debri through the city of New York
Meanwhile, passengers on board of Flight 97 contact family members and become aware that they are a part of the mass terrorist attacks. As a result, the passengers attempt to retake the plane. Due to the resistance from passengers, the hijackers make a decision to crash the plane into a field in Pennsylvania.
At 10:28 am, the North Tower of the World Trade Center collapses
None of the passengers aboard the hijacked planes survived
In total, 2,977 people were killed in the attack
The Semtember 11th terrorist attacks were one of the first large terrorist attacks on America. The attack caused a great amount of harm throughout the nation
September 11th 2001 is remembered as the worst event of the 2000s for many reasons
The United States lost billions of dollars due to the destruction of the World Trade Center, cost of all the damage, decline in airline travel, etc.
Increase in violence
Tension between the Middle East and US increased. The US began to plot how to retaliate from the attacks, causing more violence.
Launched in the wake of the September 11th terrorists attacks, the US has been fighting it's longest war in Afghanstsan. The war has been going on for 15 years.
Mourning over lost family
Many beloved wives, husbands, brothers and sisters died in 9/11. The event was extremely traumatic and will have a lasting impact on those who witnessed the event
Immigration has become difficult
Due to the lack of security the 9/11 terrorist attack were successful. Security has improved, consequently making immigration very difficult. It is extremely hard for tourists, students, and foreign nationals to receive a US visa.
American Psyche has been affected
"Americans have changed since 9/11. In some ways -- whether it's further awareness of foreign threats or the idea that the U.S. is not completely safe -- Americans underwent an existential crisis." - IBTimes. The attacks have made Americans more fearful and conscious.