The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor served as a starting gun for U.S. involvement in the Second World War. The 9/11 attacks prompted a war on terrorism. These two wars meant profoundly different things in the lives of ordinary Americans.
"I know George Bush has said we're at war and we must be careful and observant and everything like that. But, you know, there's really nothing to do."
Writer Elizabeth Spencer
Short Audio Reactions (Real Audio)
1941: We are Mad Unidentified man, Arizona (1:28)
2001: Former Cadet Bryent Vessey, Naples American School, Naples, Italy (1:02)
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