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How 9/11 changed america

September 11th is the most tragic event and unforgettable day to Americans. Nineteen hijackers seized four commercial U.S. jets and crashed them into American symbols of the military and capitalism and shook the entire nation. As soon as it was evident that the massive destruction was an act of terrorists, everyone thought one thing: This Changes Everything. The attacks did change Americans: they became closer, more spiritual, less materialistic, but only for a while. However, lasting changes did occur in the nation’s economy and security system. In spite of terror and grief, Americans with utmost hope and compassion helped the persons in need. They prayed together and stood together. America fought against terrorists in Afghanistan, liberated the people of Afghanistan and helped in rebuilding their nation. The attacks of September 11th have made some people feel insecure, particularly the ones who lost their loved ones. People cared for their loved ones. Appreciation, gratitude and support to the fire fighters, the army and to the people who protect the country have increased. Prior to 9/11, people took freedom for granted and could not imagine witnessing an attack. Now most people are aware of the “price of freedom” and the vulnerability of the “American way of life”. On the whole, the September 11th attacks not only affected people physically, emotionally and spiritually, but also affected the way people view their lives and the world. When a country experiences a catastrophe like the September 11th attacks, one expects everything to change. Americans who were crazy about pop culture have changed. Even the pop songs in TV stopped for few days. Patriotic albums were released, such as “The Rising” by Springsteen, “Freedom” by Paul McCartney, and “Let’s Roll” by Neil Young. Some people who were obsessed with who is at the top of music charts and new releases got interested in news and the world around them. H...

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