An act of terrorism Assignment



Following an act of terrorism, lingering public fear and distrust may exist. The impact of these conditions can be felt socially and economically. Following 9/11, the U.S. saw a dramatic impact on the stock market as well as overseas markets. Americans developed distrust of Muslim-Americans reminiscent of reactions to Japanese-Americans during WWII. A general pervasive attitude of uncertainty permeated America.

Assignment Guidelines

  • In 4–6 paragraphs,  using in text citation address the following:
  • What governmental responses were initiated following 9/11 to address public fear and distrust? Explain.
  • Are these measures still in place? Why or why not?
  • Are they effective or only notionally effective satisfying the public’ sneedto fee safe? Explain.
  • How can the American public’s reactions to a terrorist attack affect the United States’ partner nations’ confidence in the US economy? 
  • What might these reactions do to nations that are not friendly to the US? 
  • Could this weakened financial state embolden them to action? 
  • How can the US create confidence in light of these reactions?
  • Nine years after 9/11, are these fears still present? 
  • How is the US government impacted?

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