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"Know the Facts:
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Terrorism:

Terrorism is the use of threat or violence to scare governments into changing their policies. A terrorist can be an individual or a member of an organization. The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, are examples of acts of terrorism.

The word "terrorism" first appeared in France (terrorisme) in 1795.

Talk to your parents or teachers if you have questions about this type of emergency."


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