September 11th, 2001

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"BALALAALAALA" - Baymax, Big Hero 6.

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  • A jihad is an Islamic term meaning "holy war", or a war engaged based on countering a religious doctrine or practice that fundamentally conflicts with ones own. Osama bin Laden was the founder of the terrorist group al-Qaeda. Both him and al-Qaeda took responsibility for the 9/11 attacks and various other terrorist actions. (flash card graphics and pictures of bin Laden, etc)
  • The actual attack that is 9/11 consisted of four coordinated terrorist attacks by Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda. American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 on to North and South towers of the World Trade Center, respectively. American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon. United Airlines Flight 93 was targeted at Washington D.C., but crashed into Shanksville, Pennsylvania thanks to passengers who overcame the hijackers. (clips, images, etc)
  • What were the immediate effects of the 9/11 attacks on America? (insert Trevor's response) On the day September 11th alone, there was at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage, it was the deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers in history of US, and there was a total of 2996 casualties. (same for past interview section)
  • While all these events made a large impact on the U.S. in one day, the following events made an even larger impact of much greater magnitude through the largest restructuring of the U.S. government in contemporary history and American conceptions, fundamentally changing society as we know it today. (pics of 9/11 aftermath or anchor)
  • Firstly, the U.S government passed many laws regarding national security. For example, the Homeland Security Act of 2002 created the Department of Homeland Security in order to monitor and prevent terrorist activity and attacks. Congress also passed the USA PATRIOT ACT, or the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act. The National Security Agency (NSA) and Transportation Security Agency (TSA) were given broad powers to combat future terrorism. (clips, pics, text)
  • Additionally, the U.S. and other NATO countries became involved in a global conflict against al-Qaeda and other militant extremist organizations known as the "War on Terror". Since it's announcement on September 20th, 2001 by George W. Bush, all around the globe, from the invasion of Afghanistan to get rid of the Taliban, or the Afghan government, to operations in Africa. (pictures and clips)
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