September 11

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Jessica Ramirez
History 1501
May 20, 2013
Deadliest Day in History
September 11, 2001; this is a day Americans will never forget. On September 11, 2001, four planes were hijacked by terrorists. Two of the passenger planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Centers in New York City which caused tremendous fires that led to the collapse of the towers. One plane crashed into the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C. The last plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania; it is believed that the hijackers had planned to also crash this plane into a building, but failed thanks to the actions of the plane’s passengers. Many Americans and people all over the world witnessed these deadly events through nationwide television. It was the worst terrorist attack on American soil. This was an attack that changed America forever.
In search for answers, Americans remembered once again and compared the September 11 attack to the Pearl Harbor assault. In the Pearl Harbor assault, Japan unexpectedly attacked United States on December 7, 1941. In both circumstances, a secure nation was attacked on its own soil. Just as Pearl Harbor awoke America out of a sense of security, September 11 had a similar effect on Americans. Both Pearl Harbor and September 11 attacks resulted in a significant loss of human life. On the Pearl Harbor attack 2,388 people were killed. On September 11, 2001 it was believed a larger number of people had lost their lives. It was difficult to provide an exact number of casualties. It was believed that about seven thousand people lost their lives during the attacks of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania. As the days passed by, the numbers decreased from seven thousand to three thousand.
Even though the Pearl Harbor and September 11 attacks seemed similar, they had quite many differences. Pearl Harbor was a military attack…...

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