Isis stands for the Islamic state in Iraq. Isis is a terrorists group known for killing many people and killing publicly. Isis controls a very large area on Syria's Mediterranean coast. In 2010 Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi became the leader of Isis and instigated much public violence. In 2014 Isis kidnapped 140 schoolboys and made them study the Islamic culture and learn about Islamic religion. Around this same time Isis was taking control of many different area and villages. Isis cut off border crosses and transportation for many of the parts they were controlling in Baghdad. Americans were very sacred during the time of Isis control, thinking that they could attack and were very powerful becuase of all the power Isis had. This was affecting everyone around the world becuase of the many different threats from Isis. The U.S. finally did take action by sending more soldiers into different parts of Iraq. Isis took control of a major gas plant and killed up to 270 people that worked at the plant.
The other large impact that Isis had on the U.S. was Isis capturing an American journalist named James Foley and Isis posted a YouTube video of them decapitated the missing journalist. John Foley's father said, "We’ve heard nothing. Nothing. We last knew that he was abducted on Thanksgiving Day in the Idlib province, but we don’t know who took him or why." This made the U.S. very scared and angry so President Obama finally took action. President Obama said he had targeted air strikes ready to launch at many of the militant areas in Iraq. Isis once again decapitated another American journalist and posted it on Youtube for all of the U.S. to see. Isis decapitated up to 3 American journalist and made Obama take even more action by threatening with missiles and sending more troops in to Iraq.