Term Paper on Patriot act

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patriot act

Kelsey Snell
5-04-05
Mr. Berg
Period 5
Patriot Act



The patriot act: "THE UNITING AND STRENGHENING OF AMERICA BY PROVIDING APPROPRIATE TOOLS
REQUIRED TO INTERCEPT AND OBSTRCT TERRORISM." What do you think of when you hear this
phrase? This is the phrase used to introduce what we call the patriot act. Pretty much the
patriot act allows government officials to search your house which is called a "sneak and
peak" without you being aware of it, or even the tracking of your car, or maybe even
listening to your phone calls.

The Patriot Act was designed to protect the United States from further terrorist attacks
by allowing more information to be recorded for investigation on people that could be
possible terrorists. This is needed because in order to arrest someone, they need to
commit a crime first. What the Patriot Act is allowing us the ability to watch for any
possible terrorist acts before they commit a terrorist attack such as 9/11. Some of the
surveillance techniques used was once prohibited, and now since 9/11 we think that they
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