Department of Homeland Security

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The Establishment of the Department of Homeland Security as Established by the Homeland Security Act of 2002
An Analysis and Report

Zachary Stackhouse
Political Science 101: Introduction
October 24, 2011

Introduction

On September 11th, 2001, The United States of America and the rest of the world stared and watched as the first and then second tower of the World Trade Center in New York came under attack by terrorists. At 8:46 am, American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower. At 9:03 am, the South Tower was struck by another airliner. These were the first two of four terrorist attacks to occur on the fateful September day. At 9:37 am, the third plane would fly into the Pentagon. At 10:03 am, the final terrorist
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Theory Application In the theory application portion of the analysis, evidence will be discussed to support notion that state-centered theory was the philosophy behind the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security.
The paper will provide evidence for the hypotheses in the order that they were presented in the theory summary portion. To restate the first hypothesis: if President Bush has an interest in the issue of establishing a Department of Homeland Security, then he will use his influence to affect the policy regarding the establishment of such a Department. Following the attacks on September 11, 2011, President Bush quickly took charge in what would quickly become the War on Terror. BY the middle of October 2011, President Bush had established the Office of Homeland Security, a purely advisory portion of the cabinet, by executive order. The legislation was then put to Congress that would permanently establish the Office of Homeland Security as a part of the White House cabinet. As the Senate and House went through passing the legislation, it was clear that Congress wanted a stronger, more valuable department to be established that would have budget oversight. Bush

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