Do people ever wonder what would’ve happened if Pearl Harbor never took place? Here’s a start, thousands of lives wouldn’t have been lost, structures wouldn’t have been damaged, December 7,141 would’ve been an ordinary day. Pearl Harbor was a regular naval base located in Oahu, Hawaii. This surprise attack was carried out by the Japanese because they wanted more supply on oil and rubber. They brought fighter planes, dropping bombs, submarines, armed men, and much more.
On December 8th, 1941 Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed the nation with his infamous speech known as the “Infamy Speech”. The speech is still known to this day with the time length as short as seven minutes and after the speech. Congress declared war on Japan and was the start for America to intervene in World War II. This speech is a great example of rhetoric with its context, audience, purpose, message, means of delivery, and timing. The context behind Roosevelt’s speech was the tragedy that was the attack on Pearl Harbor where 2,335 American lives were killed by kamikaze Japanese zeroes, the nation was shocked and wondered why this would happen.
What was it like for Japanese Americans in their own homes and what was it like for the 442nd team when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor? In “Wartime Mistakes”, many Japanese Americans were mistaken for Japanese that may have been pretending to live in the United States, so, to many people, they looked like they were the enemy. In “Go For Broke”, the story takes place inside a war and focuses mainly on the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (or the 442nd R.C.T. team). This article is ended with a letter from Frank Hachia to his eighth grade teacher he wrote while he was traveling by sea.
The birth of the hero is usually the supernatural circumstances that surrounds the conception, birth, and childhood. The birth of the hero is what establishes the family tree.. In, Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers was a bullied kid who grew up in New York City. Rogers lost his father when he served in World War 1 and his mother to tuberculous. Rogers wish to join the army but could not because of his health.
The story of Flags of our Fathers, by James Bradley, tells the story of the 6 men in the famous picture of the U.S soldiers raising a flag on enemy ground during WWII,”Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima”. Braldey’s novel compares and contrasts the effects of war by using word choice to effectively show distinction of perception vs reality of war with both positive and violent sides of mood, tone, and the theme. James Bradley is the son of one of the 6 men who raised the flag. He uses a lot of onomatopoeia and intense imagery to display the hardships of war, like is the midst of battle. ”Soaked with blood, nearly immobilized by pain, Keith Wells continued to direct the third platoons attack through the late morning,”(Bradley 188).
After this, his four-year commitment to the army was up, he left and did not expect to come back. However, when Confederate troops attacked Fort Sumter in 1861, Captain Grant heard the need and decided to return to service. He was promoted to Brigadier General as the war began. He proved himself through many different battle and strategies, such as the battles of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson. Both of these victories were integral to the war effort and are considered the earliest significant
Character analysis of Louie Zamperini Louis Zamperini was born in Olean,New York but was raised in Torrance,California. Louis then volunteered for World war II and was a bombardier but on a rescue mission he and crewmates crashed into the pacific ocean.During his time on a raft in the middle of the ocean he had to survive for 47 days and find food and water.Then he was captured by the japanese until the end of world war II getting beat and attacked.In the book Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand uses the life experiences of Louie Zamperini to show the traits of Forgiving and Determained. Throughout the book it shows louie is a forgiving person.An example for this is when Mac eats all the chocolate and louie forgave him because he knew that he did
Dwight enrolled as a soldier even though his parents were against war. Dwight graduated from West Point in 1915.After college he became Second Lieutenant of Fort Sam Houston. Soon after he graduated from college he married Mamie Doud. In that same year he was promoted to First Lieutenant of Fort Sam Houston. he had a son named Doud Eisenhower who died of Scarlet Fever at the age of 3.
Harry Truman became the 33rd president of the United States of America, taking over from Roosevelt after his sudden death. Truman was sworn to presidency on April 12th, 1945, only having served 3 months as vice president. Little did Truman know, but he would be the man to make one of the most important decisions in mankind history, about the dropping of the most lethal weapon known to mankind. As found in his personal diaries, Truman was not prepared for managing a war, the decisions and consequences that came along with it. Here he writes to his wife, Margaret Truman; “As you know I was Vice-President from Jan. 20 to April 12, 1945.
Edward Estlin Cummings, was a pacifist who graduated from Harvard and once World War 1 started he volunteered for the Ambulance Corps. Where he was later arrested and sent to a concentration camp for expressing his pacifist ideas in a letter. After his release four months later he was released back to the United States and was drafted into the Infantry. From theses experiences and his pacifist ideals, e.e. cumming’s developed his anti-war ideas.