Bush once said, "Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve." President Bush, the 43rd President of the United States of America, persevered through many struggles during his terms. 9/11 happened during the first year of his first term, starting his presidency out with a "bang." America's reaction to tragedy has greatly changed due to the significant events that occurred during Bush's presidency and how he responded to them.
After September 11, 2001, airport security became more intense. President Bush knew that something had to change to make airlines safer. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was quickly formed. TSA required all US airports to screen 100% of checked luggage for explosives. These screening procedures have been changing ever since 2001. Watch lists have been put in place of people who are not allowed to fly because of terrorist threats. Since 9/11, advanced imaging technology (AIT) has been brought into airports all over the globe. AIT produces a graphic image beneath the clothing of the body being screened. If the passenger is uncomfortable with this process they may opt for a pat-down. However, these pat-downs are very thorough; nothing is left untouched. Since these changes have been implemented, several attacks have been caught and prevented (Flight Global 9).
The Bush administration then thought it would be a good idea to create Homeland Security, which makes sure that our homeland of America is safe from terrorists, or any other hazards that could potentially harm Americans. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has one of the biggest tasks out of all cabinets in the US government. DHS has to protect every citizen on US soil. That tasks takes 240,000 employees that are doing their job correctly and with commitment.