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In this video, David Schanzer discusses the impact of September 11th on foreign relations, domestic policies, and American Muslims. He addresses these topics in greater depth in a course on Coursera: “Understanding 9/11: Why 9/11 Happened & How Terrorism Affects Our World Today”.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, had a major impact on the course of modern history. The attacks, a series of four coordinated airplane hijackings organized by Al-Qaeda, were the most severe attacks inside the United States borders since the Second World War. The attacks resulted in death and destruction, prompting increased efforts by the United States to combat terrorism. During the weeks, months, and years that followed, the attacks led to changes in domestic policies on immigration, law, and surveillance; prompted new foreign policy and American military involvement overseas; and affected the lives of Muslims living in the United States, who experienced increased prejudice and hate crimes.
Interested in teaching this history? Download the Teacher's Guide and Student Viewing Guide here: http://ncmideast.org/middle-east-expl.... The Middle East Explained series is a project of the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies (http://ncmideast.org).