An act passed after the September 11, 2001 attacks designed to provide
agencies with the ability
and tools needed to prevent future terrorist attacks. The USA Patriot Act took into account
laws that were already on record
and made adjustments
to preserve the liberty and lives of American citizens both stateside and abroad
. Also called: Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required
to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism.