10 charts that show how America's population, economy, and government have changed since 9/11
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The September 11 attacks were a defining moment in American life.
- Eighteen years ago today, the US suffered the worst terrorist attack in its modern history.
- Since that time, America has grown and changed.
- Here are ten charts that illustrate how America's population, economy, and government have changed since 2001.
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Eighteen years ago today, a group of terrorists hijacked four airplanes, crashing two into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon, and one in rural Pennsylvania.
Since that time, America has grown and changed.
Here are 10 charts that illustrate how America's population, economy, and government have changed since 2001.
The population of the US has grown dramatically since 9/11.
The US economy has grown dramatically since 2001 as well.
The economy has seen its ups and downs in the last eighteen years.
The typical American family's standard of living has oscillated in the years since 2001, with recessions and recoveries having a big impact on how the economy is felt by normal people.
Americans have become more highly educated since 2001.
America's population has been getting older since 2001.
The US has become more diverse since 2001.
New Americans continue to arrive all the time.
In response to the terrorist attacks on 9/11, a large part of the federal government was reorganized under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security.
The US responded to the 9/11 attacks with the "Global War on Terror," leading to years of increased military spending.