Society Issues Terrorism Incidents September 11, 2001
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Summary of events:
  • Nineteen terrorists hijack four airliners in the eastern United States.
  • Two planes crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, one in each tower. Both towers completely collapse, due to the intense flames.
  • One plane crashes into the Pentagon.
  • One plane crashes in central Pennsylvania after a passenger rebellion. It was thought to have been targeted for Camp David, Maryland, the Capitol building, or the White House.
  • All air traffic is grounded and all airports closed across the United States; international flights are diverted to Canada. Financial markets are closed.
  • U.S. skyscrapers and most government and public complexes are evacuated, and American armed forces worldwide are placed on high alert.
  • The prime suspect is Osama bin Laden, who denies involvement.

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Guardian: Terrorism in the US Interactive Reports
September 11: how it happened, attack on the Twin Towers, the flight paths, Manhattan skyline before and after, floor-by-floor graphic guide to the companies in the Towers.
Library of Congress September 11, 2001 Web Archive
U.S. Government provides archived sites grouped into categories by contributor, subject, country, or language,
Pictures from 9/11: Attack on Architecture
Photographs from before and after the attack, from a variety of photographers, describing the effect on the skyline.
Refdesk.com - America Responds Resources
Features breaking news, government resources, charitable organizations, how to cope, and resources for parents and teens. Includes links.
The September 11 Digital Archive
The Archive uses electronic media to collect and present the history of the attacks. Provides extensive coverage including multimedia, possibilities to contribute and a link collection.
September 11 Families' Association
The coalition of several 9/11 families' organizations advocates the creation of a memorial at the WTC site. Includes newsletters, maps, and official information regarding the recovery and identification efforts.
Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress
Collection of original materials including prints, photographs, drawings, poems, eye-witness accounts and personal reactions, headlines, books, magazines, songs, maps, videotapes and films.
New York Times: After 9/11, Parcels of Money, and Dismay
Detailed report on the distribution of the money provided by the federal government for disaster relief and rebuilding. [Free registration required to view content] (December 30, 2002)
New York Times: Testimony From the Joint Intelligence Committee
Full text from the testimony by the directors of FBI and CIA before the joint House and Senate select intelligence committee investigating the Sept. 11 attacks. [Free registration required to view New York Times content] (October 17, 2002)
September 11 Families' Association
The coalition of several 9/11 families' organizations advocates the creation of a memorial at the WTC site. Includes newsletters, maps, and official information regarding the recovery and identification efforts.
Library of Congress September 11, 2001 Web Archive
U.S. Government provides archived sites grouped into categories by contributor, subject, country, or language,
Pictures from 9/11: Attack on Architecture
Photographs from before and after the attack, from a variety of photographers, describing the effect on the skyline.
Guardian: Terrorism in the US Interactive Reports
September 11: how it happened, attack on the Twin Towers, the flight paths, Manhattan skyline before and after, floor-by-floor graphic guide to the companies in the Towers.
Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress
Collection of original materials including prints, photographs, drawings, poems, eye-witness accounts and personal reactions, headlines, books, magazines, songs, maps, videotapes and films.
The September 11 Digital Archive
The Archive uses electronic media to collect and present the history of the attacks. Provides extensive coverage including multimedia, possibilities to contribute and a link collection.
Refdesk.com - America Responds Resources
Features breaking news, government resources, charitable organizations, how to cope, and resources for parents and teens. Includes links.
New York Times: After 9/11, Parcels of Money, and Dismay
Detailed report on the distribution of the money provided by the federal government for disaster relief and rebuilding. [Free registration required to view content] (December 30, 2002)
New York Times: Testimony From the Joint Intelligence Committee
Full text from the testimony by the directors of FBI and CIA before the joint House and Senate select intelligence committee investigating the Sept. 11 attacks. [Free registration required to view New York Times content] (October 17, 2002)

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