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Attack On Pearl Harbor's Effect On American People

Powerful Essays
Chris Davis
12/1/15
Research report
Soc. 190
How the attack on Pearl Harbor and the effected the American people?
The attack on Pearl Harbor effected the American people in many ways. It socially effected their economy, community, and their health. In this article you will tell what read happened at the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Doolittle raid and how it affected the American people.
On December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) called it "A day that will live in infamy." (Adam, Simon. Eyewitness World War II. New York: DK Pub., 2007. Print.) Pearl Harbor was surprised attacked by the Empire of Japan with 5 midget subs, and 414 aircraft. (Grant, RG. Battle at Sea. Gadi Farfour. New York: DK Pub., 2011. Print) Without warning, they attacked the U.S. Pacific Fleet. This attack had been
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and Japan were talking about peace. Aircraft and midget subs carried out the attacks in two waves. The first wave hit at 7:48 A.M. Its main targets were battleship row, Wheeler Field and Hickam Field (the U.S. Army’s Air Force bases). They hit all 8 battleships with bombs or torpedoes. Some got hit with both. Four armor-piercing bombs hit one of the ships, the USS Arizona. One of the bombs hit the forward magazine, which caused all the ammo to explode and sink, killing 1,117 men. The ship is still there as a memorial. (this gave the U.S. a name and a ship to rally behind) The second wave of aircraft targeted Ford Island, Hickam Field, and Wheeler field. To prevent a counterattack. At the end of 90 minutes of heavy attack, it was over. The Japanese had killed 2,403 men and wounded 1,178 more. The Japanese had successfully crippled the
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