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War on Terror

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September 11, 2001 will forever be remembered in the minds and hearts of Americans around the world. No single event has shaped the way America has done its business since the Founding Fathers created the Constitution in 1776. The president, George Bush, not only radically changed his foreign and domestic policies but the mindset of the American people transformed as well. Because of the September 11 terrorist attacks that occurred in the United States, America has been forever changed both culturally and politically at home and abroad.

During a memorial service following the attacks president George Bush stated "Our responsibility to history is already clear: to answer these attacks and rid the world of evil." Any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorists will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime." These statements essentially outlined his new foreign policies. The first country against the campaign against terrorism would be Afghanistan. With the support of the United Nations Security Council resolution, the United States delivered an ultimatum to the Taliban controlled government of Afghanistan: handover Osama Bin Laden and other Al Qaeda leaders and close all terrorist training camps. After the Taliban refused to comply, the president announced Operation Enduring Freedom on October 7. This would be a joint campaign between the U.S. and Britain. George Bush later in 2002 put out his Bush Doctrine. This Doctrine stated that Iran, Iraq, and North Korea are the axis of evil and that if these countries were to get weapons of mass destruction then they would surely get into the hands of terrorists. By this Bush connected global terrorism to the dangers of nuclear proliferation.

On the domestic side of things during the War on Terror, Bush, through congress, passed a series of acts that would not only limit the civil liberties of the American people but also create a much stronger and larger federal government. The Patriot Act was passed in the fall

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