The morning of Tuesday September 11, 2011 is one of the biggest tradgies of all time. On this specific day four airlines were hijacked by an Islamic group that goes by the name al-Qaeda. The attacks took the lives of 2,996 innocent people, injured nearly 6,000 people, and caused at least $10 billion in infracture and property damage. These attacks, also known as the 9/11 attacks, will forever be remebered as one of the most horrific days for so many people around this world. Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control.
The terrorist attacks on 9/11 have caused many debates over the years since they occurred back in 2001. Two American planes were hijacked and ran into the twin tower buildings, another was hijacked and headed for the pentagon, but thankfully never made it. Thousands of Americans lost their lives on the days of the attacks and to this day the sorrow hangs with us. Security was a huge debate of the time because America is supposed to be the safest nation there is, so how did this happen? America had lots of changes to make the attacks on September 11, 2001.
The historical event Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike on December 7th, 1941. It was from the Imperial Japanese Navy upon the United States naval base that was located in the United States Territory of Hawaii. The attack was forceful, and something the world had never seen. Many ships were sunk and destroyed, lives were lost, and injuries were major. America and its people were in shock of this.
Many were left homeless.The debate over whether it was a successful event still remains contestable today. This horrid attack changed Japan as the US accelerated Japan to surrender after the seconding bombing and left Japan filled with a massive cloud of radiation. As a result of the radiation in Japan people would still die and suffer many decades after the attack. This event is solemnly remembered as a legacy for all the lives lost and still to this day the bombing still has a great toll on the world. In 1945, the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on the 6th of August, then four days the US dropped another bomb on Nagasaki.
“The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. Very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.” This is only giving us more reasons to declare war on
They comprehend the amount of damage Japan inflicted upon multiple territories and they comprehend that their enemy has enough power to kill thousands. Roosevelt goes on to reveal that “This morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island,” (Roosevelt) proving that Japan shows no signs of stopping. Therefore, the audience speculates if any other part of the USA is in danger. !The president’s use of anaphora then an update of that morning’s attack go hand in hand to build Roosevelt’s factual, yet urgent tone.! By using anaphora and an update, Roosevelt is able to scare his audience and introduce a factual and urgent
Changes in society and technology have had an impact on the armed conflict also. The changes of society have made warfare’s more humane. For example, during Wold War II Allied bombers killed hundreds of thousands of civilians in Dresden and Tokyo as a matter of tactics, despite the fact that NATO airstrike in Afghanistan 2010, where nine civilians were killed, made the news as a tragedy and leading the top NATO commander in the country to apologize to Afghan President Hamid Karzai (Goldstein, pp. 3). Furthermore, when today 's civilians do end up in harm 's way, more people are looking out for them.
The United States was unaware and not ready for the attack. This left twelve American ships destroyed and another one to be very damaged. In addition to that, 2400 Americans died in the bombing and over 1100 military workers and civilians were hurt badly from the attack. This was the major event that created the tension between Japan and the United States and caused the United States to declare war on Japan the following day. This damaged the sense of security the country felt because many of their own had died.
Emotions Derived from World War II Depicted in JAWS Jaws expresses America’s complex feelings concerning war and cultural stereotypes. The film displays the fear and guilt that accumulated from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. On August 6th, 1945, the US Army Air Forces detonated the first deployed atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima. The nuclear bomb exterminated hundreds of thousands of civilians. Despite the numerous deaths, the United States had the prevailing view that the bombings ended the war months earlier and in turn saved countless lives.1 Although this may have ended the war, it resulted in many citizen feeling both fearful about what would happen next and guilty about if it had been the most reasonable decision, considering the vast number of civilian casualties.
That was until the point that Japan assaulted the US in Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor was a US maritime base found in the Hawaiian Islands. On December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was struck by Japanese powers. Before the assault, the US was presented with a message from Japan describing that their relationship was broken. This stunning assault brought about the deaths of 2400 Americans, with about 1200 harmed, around 200 aircraft vehicles pulverized, and various ship vessels, warships, and destroyers sunk or harmed.
America has gone through difficult times with war, but has gone through harder times with the war on terror. Terrorism is defined as the use of terror or threat. The war on terror became a big deal on December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was bombed by hundreds of Japanese fighter planes, but has been a bigger deal since that attack on the Twin Towers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.. The bombing of the Twin Towers and to the Pentagon was like a Pearl Harbor but for the 21st century. Terrorist turn to violent means such as killing and bombing of the government.
As well as being attacked, the United States also played the role of the attacker in August of 1945. This was a deadly nuclear bombing of the Japanese town Hiroshima. This was the first nuclear bomb ever deployed. This horrific explosion killed 90% of Hiroshima’s population, combining the 80,000 of whom the bomb killed immediately, and those who later died of radiation exposure. Three days later, another bomb was dropped Nagasaki, which killed another 40,000.
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.
The Japanese surprised us; we didn’t even know what was coming. According to Pearl Harbor-the Bombing Facts, “A U.S. Army private who noticed the large flight of planes on his radar screen was told to ignore them because a flight of B-17’s from the Continental U.S. was expected at the time.” Proof of how genocidal it was is how many U.S. servicemen died- 2,335 of them(Pearl Harbor). Those are the basics of Pearl Harbor, but
June 6th 1944, probably the most important day in history. Not only for the United States but also for all of Europe. D-day started the fall of Nazi Germany who took over pretty much all of Europe during the time of Adolf Hitler. The United States got involved in WW2 because of another event called Pearl Harbor. this is when Japan decided to bomb a naval base in Hawaii which killed a lot of U.S. soldiers and destroyed a lot of our ships.