What Terrorism Is

Facts and a first-hand look at terrorism.

The Definition of Terrorism

Terrorism- the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims. The graphic to the right shows the historical terrorist attacks of 9/11/01

How Terrorism Affects The Environment

Terrorism affects the environment in all kinds of ways. From devastation, to loss of life, to even leveling of cities. For example, the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01 changed america forever. It devastated families and residents of New York. There was lots of rebuild, and even more of an emotional toll. Needless to say, terrorism is a very bad thing.

Some of the world's most notorious terrorist groups are:

"Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it." Noam Chomsky

Facts About Terrorism

1) Terrorist attacks and attempted attacks in the United States have become less frequent since the 1970s.

2) Law enforcement officials appear to be getting better at thwarting terrorist attacks.

3) Just about every part of the United States has been hit by some form of terrorist attack since 1970.