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Terrorism

  1. 1. Terrorism and Violence In the United States By: Monserrat Figueroa
  2. 2. United 93On September 11, 2001United Airlines flight 93 was hijacked by 4 AlQaeda terroristsThe main intention was to have the airplanecrash into the United States Capitol or theWhite HouseTravel time was 5 hours and 25 minutes
  3. 3. United 93The passengers attempt to regain control ofthe plane, helped it miss its specific target.It nosed dived and crashed in SomersetCounty in Pennsylvania.44 people including the 4 hijackers died.No one on the ground was injured
  4. 4. United 93Was one of three flights thatfailed to hit its targeteddestinationThe country was in major grief as itwas one of the many tragedies thatoccurred that day
  5. 5. World Trade Center Bombing at the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993 Bomb was placed in a yellow Ryder van parked in a public parking garage beneath the World Trade Center. The bomb cut off the World Trade Center’s electrical power.
  6. 6. World Trade Center The bomb caused smoke to rise up to the 93rd floor of both towers. Hundreds were trapped in elevators in the towers when the power was cut, including a group of 17 kindergartners, on their way down from the South Tower observation deck, who were trapped between the 35th and 36th floors for five hours.
  7. 7. World Trade Center The bombing at the World Trade Center killed 6 people and injured more than 1,000 people. The attack was planned by a group of conspirators including Ramzi Yousef, Mahmud Abouhalima, Mohammad Salameh, Nidal A. Ayyad, Abdul Rahman Yasin and Ahmad Ajaj. They received financing from Ramzi Yousef’s uncle.
  8. 8. World Trade Center In March 1994, four men were convicted of carrying out the bombing: Abouhalima, Ajaj, Ayyad and Salameh The charges included conspiracy, explosive destruction of property and interstate transportation of explosives. In November 1997, two more were convicted: Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind behind the bombings, and Eyad Ismoil who drove the truck carrying the bomb
  9. 9. Works CitedRoddy, Dennis B. "Flight 93: Forty lives, one destiny." Post- gazette.com. PG Publishing, 8 Oct 2001. Web. 8 Feb 2013. <http://old.post- gazette.com/headlines/20011028flt93mainstoryp7.asp>.“World Trade Center bombed.” 2013. The History Channelwebsite. Feb 18 2013, 12:20 http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/world- trade-center-bombed.
  10. 10. Works CitedRoddy, Dennis B. "Flight 93: Forty lives, one destiny." Post- gazette.com. PG Publishing, 8 Oct 2001. Web. 8 Feb 2013. <http://old.post- gazette.com/headlines/20011028flt93mainstoryp7.asp>.“World Trade Center bombed.” 2013. The History Channelwebsite. Feb 18 2013, 12:20 http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/world- trade-center-bombed.

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