9/11 The life changing event

By Charles Collins

What happened that day?

On the morning of September 11, 2001, two passenger jets heading from Boston to Los Angeles changed course and smashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. A third plane crashed into the Pentagon, outside Washington, D.C., and a fourth crashed into a field in western Pennsylvania after its passengers attempted to subdue the hijackers who had taken control of the cockpit. By 10:28 a.m., both towers of the World Trade Center had collapsed in a roar of smoking debris. The terrorist attacks--the most deadly ever on American soil--killed more than 3,000 people and marked a major turning point in the relationship between the United States and the Muslim world.

Who attacked Us?

The attack on the united states was orchestrated by al Qaeda leader Osama bin laden.

Thesis Statement

9/11 had a major effect on our society. It plunged our economy into a huge deficit and engaged the U.S.A in a war in Afghanistan. Many people lost their lives on this tragic day.



  1. The attacks resulted in the deaths of 2,996 people, including the 19 hijackers and 2,977 victims.
  2. All of the deaths were civilians except for 71 law enforcement officers and 343 firefighters killed at the world trade center site in New York City, New York one law enforcement officer killed when United Airline 93 crashed into the field in shanks Ville, Pennsylvania
  3. both the Pearl Harbor and 9/11 attacks were unprovoked, without benefit of declaration of war on U.S. soil

How The U.S. Reacted

For some Americans, their grief manifested itself as anger and frustration, and they looked for someone to blame for the attacks. Al Qaeda leader, Osama bin laden was killed by U.S. armed forces.

How did this change History?

In the United States, 9/11 was one of the biggest attacks on us, that being besides pearl harbor due to the U.S. not knowing either attack would take place and being attacked without a warning.


Many people say that 9/11 wasn't a real attack. Some say that 9/11 was just a missile that was launched by George bush during his time in office. Other say that the twin towers were just blown up by a controlled explosion (a remote bomb). I believe 9/11 was an life changing event and it was caused by George Bush because he wanted to start war with other countries to stay in power of office.