9/11 Terrorists Attacks

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9/11 Background and Portrayals

Who: Osama Bin Laden, Al-Qaeda and United States

What: Al-Qaeda's terrorists hijacked 4 airliners to attack against targets in the U.S. 2 crashed into the World Trade Center, One never made it to it's location crashing in a field in Pennsylvania , and one crashed into the Pentagon.

When: September 11,2001

Where: World Trade Center in New York City, NY and the Pentagon in Washington D.C.


Portrayal 1. The main portrayal was that Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terrorist organization, were getting retaliation for America’s support of Israel, its involvement in the Persian Gulf War and its continued military presence in the Middle East.

Portrayal 2. The other portrayal was Osama bin Laden hoped that, by attacking these symbols of American power, they would promote widespread fear throughout the country and severely weaken the United States’ standing in the world community, ultimately supporting their political and religious goals in the Middle East and Muslim World.

Bias's and Criticisms

One bias that was portrayed on the 9/11 terrorist's attacks was Bias by Selection of Sources. This was portrayed by the tremendous number of people in the United States from this devastating event that occurred on September 1, 2001.


The second bias was Bias of Omission. Which, took place when the United States Government decided to hide evidence on why this happened till years later. These happenings caused us to fight the Iraq War and being our transition into Iraq to free the people of Iraq. But, we also haunted down the masterminds behind this events. Such as, Osama Bin Laden was haunted down in a hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan and killed May 2nd, 2011.


Historical Criticism was used in the 9/11 attacks article, because they used events that lead up to the 9/11 attacks. Such as, the Persian Gulf War involvement and how they planned out the 9/11 attacks overtime so efficiently.

Works Cited Page

1."9/11 Attacks." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 2010. Web. 06 May 2015.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i384nrpdDHY&list=PLj_GfPGBwg-BF6AA-vyVwvKuRoSOLLPhF&index=2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WARfjOj2Fic&list=PLj_GfPGBwg-BF6AA-vyVwvKuRoSOLLPhF&index=1