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Jeffrey Vandall College English April 22, 2018 Mrs. Haden, College English PATRIOT Few events have shifted a country’s path in such a dramatic, unexpected way as the September 11 th , 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. The attacks pushed the United States into two wars, massive changes in societal attitudes towards issues such as national security and the place in international matters the United States should occupy. Additionally, the attacks led nearly directly towards the passing of a massive piece of legislation, the Patrioct act, a little over a month after the attacks on October 6 th , 2001. IT represented a large and sigifgant expansion of the survellience state and data collection infrustrucutre in America. The law passed with insufficient debate and opposition,leading largely from the national attitude of panic immeditately following the attacks. Simply put, the law took advantage of the national hysteria and went too far too far. While certain
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  • Fall '16
  • Ms. Tully
  • English, Federal Bureau of Investigation, USA PATRIOT Act, September 11 attacks, Brandon Mayfield

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