The 9/11 Commission Report Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter Abstracts

Chapter 1 "We Have Some Planes"

* Recounts how the hijackers boarded the airplane and how the hijackers took over the aircraft and crashed each plane.

* Details the response of the FAA and NORAD before and after the hijacking took place.

* The President and Vice President hear of the attacks and take refuge.

* The President orders a nationwide grounding of all non-emergency aircraft and gives orders to shoot down any unresponsive aircraft.

Chapter 2 "The Foundation of the New Terrorism"

* Details how Osama bin Laden was the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks and how he appealed to the Islamic world.

* Details the rise of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda using religious justification for attacking civilian targets.

* Details Osama bin Laden's initial declaration of war on America and the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam.

Chapter 3 "Counterterrorism Evolves"

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