Terrorism in the United States

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A common definition of terrorism is the systematic use or threatened use of violence to intimidate a population or government and thereby effect political, religious, or ideological change.[1][2] This serves as a list and compilation of acts of terrorism, attempts of terrorism, and other such items pertaining to terrorist activities within the domestic borders of the United States.

Attacks by date[edit]

1800–99[edit]

1900–59[edit]

1960s[edit]

1970s[edit]

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

Statue of Liberty with the World Trade Center on fire on September 11, 2001.

2010–present[edit]

Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013

Attacks by type[edit]

Organized KKK violence[edit]

George W. Ashburn assassinated for his pro-black sentiments.

White supremacy[edit]

Anti-government, Anti-liberal, and fascist extremism[edit]

2014 September 16- Eric Matthew Frein described as a survivalist is alleged to have killed a Pennsylvania State trooper and critically wounded another at the Blooming Grove barracks. Several schools in the Pocono Mountains region were closed on September 17 as a manhunt for Frien was underway.[95]

Christian extremism[edit]

Islamic extremism[edit]

Refer to the following link for this list.

Jewish[edit]

Anarchism[edit]

Leftist militancy[edit]

Black militancy[edit]

Puerto Rican nationalists[edit]

Palestinian militancy[edit]

Failed attacks[edit]

Alleged and proven plots[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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