AJS585 IP2 History of Terrorism

Apr 15th, 2015
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Write a 1,450- to 2,250-word paper that identifies and examines the history of terrorism from the American Revolution to present day, and the effect it has on governments, communities, businesses, and individuals. Address the following areas: • Describe how the Russian revolution and the Irish Republican Army influenced terrorism in the Western hemisphere. • Compare and contrast the differences in left-wing, guerilla ideological terrorism and the recent trend toward right-wing, religiously motivated terrorism. • How has the introduction of weapons of mass destruction into terrorism affected methodologies of preventing and detecting terrorism? • How has modern terrorism shaped the Department of Homeland Security’s mission? • How has modern terrorism changed the relationships between federal, state, and local government agencies, and private corporations? Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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History of TerrorismNameClassDateProfessorHistory of Terrorism Terrorism is defined as person or group of people using force or coercion against a government, person, or culture. Terrorism comes in many different forms and has been in global society since the beginning of time. The first recorded act of terrorism occurred during Roman times when Jews fed up with the inability to freely practice their religion due to the Roman Empire. This is where the term Jewish zealots first originated. As a result the terrorist group Sicarii was formed. The group would destroy Roman property and kidnap Roman leaders to spread their message of terror. During the Christian crusades Middle Easterners of the Muslim religion developed the first shi'ite Muslims which were assassins willing to murder women and children to send their terroristic message. During the 18th Century terrorism was the result of the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror. The French Revolution was the first government sponsored terrorism situation where the goal was to rid the country of any opponents. In the 19th and 20th Century terrorism could be found in governments as well as individual terrorist groups emerged with the goal of spreading propaganda in order to receive support. Terrorism in America began when the country was still colonies owned by the British. Even though British citizens fled the oppressive rule of England the British government continued to insert thei

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