Rahul Bagga Mr.Campbell US History, Period 0 16 December 2015 Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor? One day that will always be remembered by America is the date of December 7, 1941, which changed American history forever. December 7, 1941 was the day the Japanese warplanes attacked Pearl Harbor (Hawaii) which stationed many of American ships and airfields. Immediately after the bombings, United States President Franklin Roosevelt declared war on Japan, leading to a direct involvement into World War ll. Japan had many reason to do so but Japan attacked Pearl harbor for three reasons which were that they had a plan for a new world order, United States were expanding their number of naval ships rapidly, and an oil embargo was placed upon Japan
This would not have been in the best interest of the ship since the night was cloudy and the moon was mostly covered, meaning it would have been easy to have gotten off track to their destination. A last point to why these men died was due to their own unpreparedness. Now the fault of this unpreparedness was not theirs, but the Navy’s. This sinking occurred 3 years after the bombing of Pearl Harbor which left a bad taste of Japanese in the United State’s mouth. Due to this, the United States and its government made the atomic bomb in which it planned to unleash on Japan.
I have never heard of the Battle of the Coral Sea before so I was intrigued with this chapter. The author, Charles Mercer wrote a very detailed description on this battle and how aircraft was a big factor lost during this battle. This battle was the first carrier vs. carrier battle to occur in history. I thought this was a very important topic that Mercer wrote about because this was the first time that the allies stopped the Japanese from advancing. After Mercer did an amazing job describing this turning point in the battle, he added around 10 pages of pictures.
fleet from California to Pearl Harbor. Then, in Document B, we can observe that after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Asian countries with oil were occupied by the Japanese. Based on the evidence from both documents, we can infer that Japan wanted to get rid of the navy in Pearl Harbor to be able to advance to other lands. Japan knew that in the presence of the U.S. Navy, nothing was going to be done. Japan had not been an ideal country in the eyes of the Americans for a while.
Although the U.S. had indeed placed an embargo on goods they knew Japan needed, the U.S. thought they were at peace with Japan and, “at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific” (Roosevelt). The intention for making the embargos was to halt Japan’s expansionism (Pruitt). At Pearl Harbor before the attack, Admiral Husband E. Kimmel of the Navy and Lieutenant General Walter C. Short of the Army were in command of the fleet and troops on the ground. According to historynet.com, “the majority of the Pacific area’s military commands were headquartered there because of growing apprehensions regarding an aggressive Japanese presence.” However, the U.S. believed that if the Japanese were to attack, they expected it to be on the Philippines.
The Japanese attack had several major priorities. First, it intended to destroy the vital American fleet, thus avoiding the Pacific Fleet from interfering with Japanese. Japan wanted to overthrow the Dutch East Indies and Malaya and to empower Japan to take over Southeast Asia without any issues
World War ll was one of the deadliest and most widespread conflicts in history. It involved the majority of the world's nations, and it is estimated that around 70 million people died as a result. The United States' entry into the war is often attributed to the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan on December 7th, 1941. It led to the United States’ entry in to the World War and ulimately led to the Allies’ victory over the Axis Powers. However, it is reasonable to argue that if Japan never attacked Pearl Harbor, the United States would not have joined the war.
Who was to blame for Pearl Harbor? “December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy…. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people, in their righteous might, will win though absolute victory.” President Franklin D. Roosevelt said this inspiring quote about the tragic event that occurred in Oahu, Hawaii. Many people have debated about who really was to blame for Pearl Harbor, could Roosevelt have done something to prevent it?
What do you know about Pearl Harbor…? Pearl Harbor was a devastation to Americans. lives were lost, ships and planes were damaged and destroyed. The Japan attacked Pearl to insure safety for japan. December 7, 1941 was the horrific day when the Japanese attacked Hawaii.
Japan wanted to expand more and keep on attacking more people, while the U.S. had a different view on expansionism. The U.S. did not support Japan in their expanding, leading to Japan fearing of losing strength and power. These are the reasons that Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7th,
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Imperial Navy on December 7, 1941, was one of the most defining moments in American history. It plunged the United States into World War II and sparked a sense of national unity and determination to defeat the Axis powers. More than 2,400 Americans lost their lives in the attack, and the event remains seared in the memory of the nation. The lessons to be learned and remembered from the attack on Pearl Harbor are numerous and its important to never let something like this happen Again One of the most important things Pearl Harbor taught us was the importance of preparedness and vigilance.
December 7th, 1941 is a day changed the lives of all Americans. It is the day Japan deliberately attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii killing many U.S. soldiers and destroying a lot of the U.S. naval fleet. This day which turned the tide of World War II, up until this point the U.S. had not chosen to intervene in the conflict overseas, but Japan’s attack had given the U.S. a reason to enter the fight. This speech given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on December 8th, 1941 was his own passionate plea to the U.S. government and people to support the U.S. entering the war and fighting back against the tyranny occurring overseas. President Franklin D. Roosevelt effectively appeals to the emotions of the U.S. population by establishing trust with his audience through the use of emotional diction, and repetition which allow him to rally support for the war effort.
The Philippines were in-between Japan and their potential oil supply,(DOC B). A possible and smart tactic for Japan would to attack Pearl Harbor and while the fleet is weak, take over the Philippines. Once Japan had acquired the Philippines they would have a base to take over many nations that have large oil amounts. A major factor as to why Pearl Harbor was attacked was that the Americans were cutting Japan off from their oil supply. Japan, as an island nation, had very few natural resources and were very dependant on the American oil.
Pearl Harbor is just one event that has shaped American history. With this being a topic of interest to many, authors like to use it as a setting for a fictional story. As a reader, it is important to remember that when reading historical fiction, some elements of the story will be truth while others will be made up. In the book A Boy at War it would seem that the author Harry Mazer was concerned about making a book book as well as it portraying history.