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September 11 attacks

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notes for September 11 attacks

In addition to the human carnage, the attacks severely crippled both the U.S. and foreign economies. For example, in the wake of the attacks, air travel plummeted and insurance companies faced enormous costs for the damage.

notes for September 11 attacks

Many Americans compared the attacks to Pearl Harbor, because they took an unprepared America by surprise.
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