The next task at hand for MacArthur was working as a lieutenant general and commander of U.S. forces in Far East in July 1941. The norm for MacArthur was working overseas because of the experience he had in human resources. At the end of the year, December 1941, the Japanese invasion of America occurred, which defeated his forces in the Philippines badly. This event is known as Pearl Harbor and affected the Philippines because America had already been not happy about Japan’s expansion in the Pacific and American whad been interested in the Philippines. The American society knows Pearl Harbor as Japanese planes attacking the United State Naval Base in Hawaii Territory on December 7, 1941.
The following events caused the tensions to raise between Japan and The United States of America which led up to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Internment of Japanese Americans. They are the Rape of Nanking and the sudden stop of U.S exports to Japan. In the 1930s Japan, had become very nationalistic, militaristic, and desired for more land to expand the population. So, Japan went to China and conquered Manchuria, Northern China, then most of China, and eventually Southeast Asia. This help Japan get out of its economic crisis but soon a very tragic and horrendous even took place.
The Japanese took advantage of the power they acquired from victory. For instance, once the war ended, China perceived Japan to be the epitome of modernization; however, Japan wanted to rule China and proposed that idea to the president. Additionally, Japan successfully annexed Korea. Many historians argue that this was the most probable reason that Korea is now divided into two regions. Their success in invading Korea was, in a sense, a motivation for them to invade Manchuria as well, which they
Enraged that the Japanese immigrants were shut out from other countries, like the United States and Canada, they tried to obtain raw materials and markets for Japanese products, Japan then invaded Manchuria in 1931. Ultranationalists worked to rid Japan of democracy and to make the country a one-party state ruled the by the military. The military controlled the Japanese government and Japan was at war with
In the second half of the 19th-century migration to California increased due to railroad-inspired land boom. However, migration to California was not welcoming and tolerant to one specific group of migrants, and this group was the Chinese. As new rails were being built there was a demand for workers to build railways throughout California and eastward to connect the Transcontinental Railroad with Union Pacific (Textbook, 269). Big railroad industries, such as Central Pacific hired Chinese immigrants as part of their workforce. The Chinese worked tirelessly and through tough environmental conditions and earned low wages.
The immediate loss of job and financial support pissed the American citizens off. The irritated Americans used violent and overbearing ways to attack the Chinese, both physically and legislatively. In 1852, the California government passed a state law that
Japan started World War Two because they were going through an economic crisis and believed that China had oil, which was what they needed. That was the start of Japan’s involvement, which over time progressed to the other countries. Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 which blindsided America. The U.S decided to move all Japanese-Americans and relocate them to a designated area to protect the U.S from the possibility of any Japanese-Americans helping Japan from the U.S. These actions would change the life of Japanese-Americans forever.
On December 7th, 1941 there was an attack on Pearl Harbour. Japan was angry at the United States for helping out China and defending them. The United States started tightening the leash on Japan’s trade. This only made Japan angrier. Later on, Japan attacked Pearl Harbour by Honolulu, Hawaii.
This arrival of the ship was shocking for the people in Japan because they realizes how much they were under developed just by looking at the ship. The owner and the man who brought the kurofune was called Matthew Perry who was a commodore of the United States Navy. He wanted Japan to open the country because American needed a commercial hub to trade with other countries in Asia. After seeing the power of the western country, Japanese government decided to open the country. So Tokugawa gave all the power back to the Emperor and the lords which were almost 300, gave back their all power.
After World War I, America wanted to return to normal. But prices were skyrocketing and wages were low. Strikes for higher wages were taking place in America. The “Red-scare” was the idea that immigration was bringing communists into the country. President Warren G. Harding’s campaign of “a return to normalcy” was enough to calm the american people.