At midnight on October 26, , George W. Bush signed the new law, the Patriot Act. This Act allowed the government to know what you are doing on online. The government also has the right to search your computer or send the FBI to search your house unannounced. The Patriot Act has increased security but lowered privacy. There is a question that the government is abusing the Act.
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They are all in place to help protect American citizens. The first goal is very important because without it how would we be able to keep terrorists from trying to strike the United States. Now that these goals are in place they will help to spot unusually activity. The second goal is also at the top of my list. If our borders are more secure that will help to keep terrorists from trying to cross illegally into the United States.
These tools now allow the FBI to find terrorists before they commit their act of violence. For instance, what does the FBI have rights to monitor? Who does it affect. USA Patriot Act After the devastating attacks on the United States on September 11, , this country scrambled to take action to provide future protection.
The debate over what the Patriot Act actually allows. Michael Barrios Dr. Barrett U. Bush on October 26, The Islamic terrorist group known as Al-Qaeda.