9/11s impact on the social world order
9/11 was one of the most devastating days in modern history and effected the world forever. On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of George W. Bush. Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters. After 9/11 everything changed with how we live our lives and changed the social world order.
Me and my family became closer after 9/11 and stopped taking life for granted. My mother was more protective of me and my sister she had us on a tight leash for a while. We did a lot more of family activities and really enjoyed life. 9/11 affected how the world viewed Arabic peoples and how they are treated. In the days following Sept. 11, there was a high number of hate crimes towards those of Arab, Middle Eastern, or South Asian backgrounds; many couldn’t even walk down a street without being physically attacked. In New York, they were also victims to several raids of suspicious terrorist activity. Whenever something horrific happens to the United States people are quick to place their hatred not just on those who committed the atrocity on anyone who is of the same race or religion.
After 9/11 the NSA’s function was transformed fundamentally. An agency created to spy on the country’s foreign enemies suddenly became a massive domestic surveillance operation, with the power...