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  • USA PATRIOT Act and Intellectual Freedom (Power Point)

  • Introduction to USA PATRIOT Act Resources

    This website was created to provide the public with access to information about the
    USA PATRIOT Act, intellectual freedom, civil rights and social justice. The following
    links provide access to the USA Patriot Act text and offer a variety of resources for
    education, government information and activism. This page was developed as part of a
    presentation at the Online Northwest Conference held in Corvallis, Oregon,
    on February 28th, 2003.

    On October 26, 2001, H.R. 3162 became Public Law 107-56 also known as
    Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools
    Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT Act) Act of 2001
    The law also includes the Critical Infrastructures Protection Act of 2001,
    Crimes Against Charitable Americans Act of 2001, International Money Laundering
    Abatement and Financial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001
    , and the
    First Responders Assistance Act

    USA PATRIOT Act Summary:
    The law is split into ten titles. Provided by THOMAS.
    Take a look at the full-text of the law.
    Title I: Enhancing Domestic Security Against Terrorism
    Title II: Enhanced Surveillance Procedures
    Title III: International Money Laundering Abatement
    and Anti-Terrorist Financing Act of 2001
    Title IV: Protecting the Border - Subtitle A: Protecting the Northern Border
    Title V: Removing Obstacles to Investigating Terrorism
    Title VI: Providing for Victims of Terrorism, Public Safety Officers,
    and Their Families
    Title VII: Increased Information Sharing for Critical Infrastructure Protection
    Title VIII: Strengthening the Criminal Laws Against Terrorism
    Title IX: Improved Intelligence
    Title X: Miscellaneous

    Related Resources
    Books and Academic Articles
    Educational Resources
    Government Resources
    International Organizations
    News Sources
    Non-Governmental Organizations
    Handouts from the Online Northwest Program

    President George W. Bush signs the Patriot Act, Anti-Terrorism Legislation, in the East Room Oct. 26, 2001. "With my signature, this law will give intelligence and law enforcement officials important new tools to fight a present danger," said the President in his remarks. White House photo by Eric Draper.

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