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The Making of the USA PATRIOT Act I: The Legislative Process and Dynamics
The Impact of USA Patriot Act on American Society: An Evidence Based Assessment (2007)
  • Kam C. Wong, Xavier University
Abstract

ABSTRACT On September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked America without warning, killing 2752 in New York City alone. The President declared war on terrorism and pledged to use all resources at United States’ disposal to conquer the enemy. On October 26, 2001, President Bush signed into law the USA PATRIOT ACT, giving the law enforcement officials expansive powers and security agencies increased resources to fight terrorism, at home and abroad.

This article, based on a larger research project (“The Impact and Implications of USA PATRIOT Act on American Society.”) investigated into the legislative history of the USA PATRIOT ACT, broadly define. This article is first of a two part series reporting upon: “The Making of the USA PATRIOT ACT”. It is subtitled: “Legislative Process and Dynamics”. The article to follow is subtitled: “Legislative Climate and Political Context.”

Keywords
  • Terrorism,
  • 9/11,
  • USA PATRIOT ACT,
  • Counter-terrorism
Disciplines
Publication Date
2007
Editor
Kam C. Wong
Publisher
Nova Scientific Publishing
Citation Information
Kam C. Wong. "The Making of the USA PATRIOT Act I: The Legislative Process and Dynamics" New YorkThe Impact of USA Patriot Act on American Society: An Evidence Based Assessment (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kam_wong/12/