September 11, 2001

Glenn Williams, Jessica Moore, Hailey Siegrist

What is 9/11?

9/11 is a reference to the terrorist attacks that occured on September 11, 2001. The attacks killed almost 3,000 people and is the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history
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Who was behind it?

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was the mastermind of the attacks. He planned every single step of the attacks. KSM was an Islamic extremist and had planned and executed many attacks around the world before. He was captured in 2003 and is on trial for acts of terrorism and murder. He was held at Guantanamo Bay and he is now standing trial.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Who supported the attacks?

Al-qaeda is the biggest terrorist organization in the world and supported the 9/11 attacks. It is an organization that was once run by Osama bin Laden until he was killed in 2011. Al-qaeda was an organization that KSM worked for.
Never before seen Video of WTC 9/11 attack
9/11: North Tower "collapse" (Sauret)
9/11 - Pentagon News Report (FOX)
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Death tolls

World Trade Center2,606


Pentagon Building125


Total number of people who died in the 9/11 attacks2,996

Casualties in the World Trade Center and Surrounding AreaDeaths

Residents of New York1,762

Persons in North Tower (Tower 1)1,402

Persons in South Tower (Tower 2)614

Residents of New Jersey674

Employees of Marsh Inc.355


Employees of Aon Corporation175

Port Authority police officers37

Police officers23


1 firefighter was killed by a man who jumped off the top floors

Casualties on the AirplanesDeaths

American Airlines Flight 11 (North Tower)87

United Airlines Flight 175 (South Tower)60

American Airlines Flight 77 (Pentagon)59

United Flight 93 (Shanksville, PA)40

Casualties inside the PentagonDeaths

Military and civilian deaths125


The September 11 attacks transformed the first term of president George W. Bush and led to what he has called the Global War on Terrorism. The accuracy of describing it as a "war" and the political motivations and consequences are the topic of strenuous debate. The US government increased military operations, economic measures and political pressure on groups it accused of being terrorists, as well as on governments and countries accused of sheltering them. October 2001 saw the first military action initiated by the US. Under this policy, the US invaded Afghanistan order to remove the Taliban regime and to capture al-Qaeda forces


A patriotic wave rolled across the nation, with many men and women enlisting in the military and others returning to uniform. Citizens openly showed their support not only for the country, but for the military as well.

According to the U.S. Department of Defense, since 9/11, more than 3.16 million Americans have entered military service. Also, men between the ages of 16 and 21 were more inclined to serve following 9/11.

The percentage increased from 15 percent in August 2001 to 23 percent in November 2001, she said. As of December 2010, that number is at 18 percent.

The rise in numbers also came with an increase in patriotic reasons for enlisting as the nation became more committed to the war on terrorism.

religious beliefs

After 9/11 everyone blamed the Arab and Muslim cultures. They went against all of them and Americans just did not want anything to do with them or trust them. (a lot of people still act this way with the whole culture) One culture got blamed for what a few people from their culture did, they didn't even get a chance to talk or tell their side to what they thought about people from their culture doing this. A lot of them did not like or agree what they have done, but some were going along with it because they thought it was right and they followed the leaders and thought what they said and what they were doing was right.

muslim vs infidels

Muslim-a believer in or follower of Islam.

Infidels-"Unbeliever," "one without faith" is a term used in certain religions, especially Christianity or Islam, for one who has no religious beliefs, or who doubts or rejects the central tenets of the particular religion

Flight 93

United 93 went down in PA. field to prevent more damage. The plane was not able to crash into a building because the passengers took over and knew that they had to bring it onto the ground instead of having another big crash into an important building.


FDNY, NYPD, all who helped by risking their lives to go back into the building and get anyone who was still alive out of that building before it was going to go down. A lot of those heroes did not make it because they were more worried about others safety they their own. They tried to help as many people as possible and for that, they are true heroes to the US.