Much has changed in the year since the attacks on New York and Washington. A war against terror opened with uncommon international support. The economy staggered. The federal government turned its attention to homeland security. Common activities, such as opening mail or flying, now give pause. Even our diversions were affected.

How to read the timeline
We have divided the aftershocks of the Sept. 11 attacks into 13 separate timelines. You can compare any two timelines by selecting from the menu items running along the top and bottom of this window. The top tier of menu buttons controls the upper timeline. The bottom tier of buttons controls the lower timeline.

Slide the screen horizontally using the scrollbar to the lower left in order to see the entire timeline.