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Are we safer after 911

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Social Studies High School

Are We Safer After 9/11?

On September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists checked in for flights, boarded four planes and then hijacked them. The use of our own air travel system to attack the United States was a shock to Americans and led to big questions about the effectiveness of airport security checks that allowed these men to board airplanes with small hand weapons and tear gas. Airport security immediately changed in an effort to make air travel safer, but have these changes really made us safer? Listen to learn about the ways security has changed since 9/11 and ways it can continue to improve.

US History II Technology Transportation

Story Length: 4:08

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AIR DATE: 09/11/2011

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