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Running head: SEPTEMBER 11 TH : SHAPING AMERICAN HISTORY 1 September 11 th : Shaping American History Michele Carullo Chamberlain College of Nursing
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SEPTEMBER 11 TH : SHAPING AMERICAN HISTORY 2 September 11 th : Shaping American History September 11, 2001, was a momentous day for all Americans. The majority of Americans can remember with clarity the events of their day preceding and following the attacks. Almost 10 years after September 11 th the changes to society are irrefutable. The months following the terrorist attacks have changed the way Americans go about their daily lives. Immediately after September 11 th there was a great showing of unity and nationalism. The government has made dramatic changes in security and screening processes with the introduction of the Patriot Act. From increased airport security, racial profiling, the passing of the Patriot Act, and mental health changes, September 11 th has affected every American and the feeling of nationalism. Prior to the attacks, airport security had generally been a major concern for the government. Airports screened passengers ensuring that nothing unsafe was brought onboard planes. The hijacking of the airplanes and the attack was more shocking to Americans than Pearl Harbor. The uneasiness was birthed from the fact that the enemy was not a government or entity, but was shadowy and unknown (Evans, 2003). For obvious reasons airport security came under the microscope following the terrorist attacks. Immediately after the attacks all airports were shut down to ensure the prevention of any further attacks. Once the airports were reopened, it was obvious that the FAA had large problems to resolve. The first of the problems was that security was weak and lacking in airports. The second issue that had to be addressed was that Americans now would be understandably to fly or travel.
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SEPTEMBER 11 TH : SHAPING AMERICAN HISTORY 3 The attacks forced Congress to enforce serious restrictions and security improvements. These changes have been enacted to strengthen travel and airport security. The changes included a more intensive screening processes, carry-on item restrictions, and increased security measures. But, regardless of the much needed improvements there was still a concern for aviation security. The threat of a security breach would have repercussions for not only the United States but also global financial markets. An immediate change came into effect, which will continue to be used, is the implementation of the United States National Guard at all airports. This became official on September 27, 2001. The presence of a National Guard at airports ensures that the travelers have a feeling of safety and security at airports. President George W. Bush ordered that the National Guard secure all of the nation’s 420 commercial airports. The responsibility of the National
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2011 for the course HUM 304 taught by Professor Cook during the Spring '11 term at DeVry NJ.

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