The Patriot Act is an act of congress that was signed in 2001 to provide law enforcement and national security agencies a platform to prevent terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. The USA Patriot Act stands for, “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001”; it was proposed by the Bush Administration in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
The USA Patriot Act consists of ten titles. The ten titles and their significance have been listed below.
(Department of Justice, 2015)