USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001)

Wikipedia Definition & Overview – Patriot Act
The USA PATRIOT Act (commonly known as the Patriot Act) is an Act of the U.S. Congress that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. The title of the act is a ten letter backronym (USA PATRIOT) that stands for Uniting (and) Strengthening America (by) Providing Appropriate Tools Required (to) Intercept (and) Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.
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Department of Justice – Patriot Act
The Department of Justice’s first priority is to prevent future terrorist attacks. Since its passage following the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Patriot Act has played a key part – and often the leading role – in a number of successful operations to protect innocent Americans from the deadly plans of terrorists dedicated to destroying America and our way of life.

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network – Patriot Act
FinCEN is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The Director of FinCEN is appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury and reports to the Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. FinCEN’s mission is to enhance the integrity of financial systems by facilitating the detection and deterrence of financial crime.

How the Patriot Act Works

PATRIOT Act – Electronic Frontier Foundation
Blog posts, press releases, news, documents, and whitepapers about Patriot Act.

USA PATRIOT Act and Intellectual Freedom
News and information on Patriot Act.

USA Patriot Act News
News about USA Patriot Act, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.

USA Patriot Act – WhiteHouse

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