One of the most devastating attacks ever in American history happened on September 11, 2001. 19 terrorists linked the Al-Qaeda (an Islamic extremist group) took control of 4 commercial airplanes. The planes were filled with everyday Americans. Three of the planes hit their target and one plane crashed before reaching its target. Two of the aircraft were crashed into the World Trade Center towers resulting in their complete destruction and the death of over 2,000 people. A third plane was crashed into the Pentagon building resulting in the death of 125 people.
The worksheets start by introducing the attacks and the response by the U.S. government. We look at the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, the Patriot Act, and a nation against terrorism.