This attack was a turning point for the United States because this was one factor that brought them into World War II to fight against the Axis Powers. In conclusion, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor because of their nationalist mentality, America’s embargo of oil to Japan and fearing that the United States will attack them first. The first reason why Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor was because the Japanese had nationalistic and narcissistic political mentality. The Japanese believed the Yamato race was a superior race to the other Asian race(Document A). They also believed they will become the “new order” once Europe and America crumble and become the “old orders”(Document A).
Yet, despite the citizens’ attitude, the congress voted to induct American soldiers, as well as strengthen the military. The military action was initiated by Japan, which after dominating Asian territories, threatened to snatch organic materials used by Western industries . The United States (Japan’s main oil supplier) responded to the action of Japan by refusing to sell them oil. The heated conflict resulted later, in an attack on Pearl Harbor. As the United States was involved in the war, both people as well as the military industry became essential to the American economy.
The military has a hard time in war. If Japan were to invade the U.S. the military would have a hard time recovering the land that they had just lost. Many of the Japanese were not loyal and would join Japan in the invasion. The military deals with a lot in wars, if they were to be attacked from the inside, it would leave them very vulnerable. “Military forces feared an invasion of our West Coast and… because they decided that the military urgency of the situation demanded that all citizens of Japanese ancestry be segregated from the West Coast temporarily”(Korematsu 4).
In sum, many Americans and migrant workers suffered immense poverty. Moreover, the great depression displaced the American family due to unemployment, poor weather conditions, and ineffective federal aid. Supporting a family is complicated as it is and with the great depression at its highest
Countries such as Germany, France, Europe, Britain and Japan participated in the “sphere of influence” because China had valuable resources and these countries can control an area of trade in China. As shown in document A, the countries are reaching towards China to take their resources. The United States felt threatened and left out because they weren’t participating, they decided to create the policy as a coverup to join in the sphere of influence and take a role of power in China wealth. The United States had the right to create the policy because they believed that China wasn’t suitable and it was necessary for them to do it. As Theodore Roosevelt said in the Annual Message to Congress, if a country can govern themselves, they won’t need U.S interference.
The effects of this were detrimental and quickly lead us into a depression, and not only for America, but around the world as well. Our unemployment rate had been as high as 25%, and for other countries rose to 33%. Every industry was affected by this depression one way or another. The president of the United States at the time of this economic collapse was President Herbert Hoover. He recognized that Americans
Imperialism is a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force. It is a great way to strengthen the economy and gain power and territory for countries that practice it, though it often failed and resulted in war and the deaths of innocents. Four intellectuals that played a big part in influencing American imperialism were Frederick Jackson Turner, Alfred T. Mahan, Herbert Spencer and John Fisk. All of these influencers had different ideologies and came together to justify American imperialism. They believed America needed to expand power and gain territories.
They attacked because they believed they would create a New World Order, they felt threatened by America and because of the oil embargo. That Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor to establish a New World Order that could not be created with America as a powerful country. The New World Order that was in Japan’s vision was a land where the Yamato race was the dominate one. The Japanese were not pleased with always being
America felt that trades between them and allied nations were being taken advantage of, and they felt that they just needed to end the war. The longer the war went on the more American citizens were wanting to join the war, so people helped push America into the Great War. America would have stayed neutral in WW1 if Germany didn 't test them every point. They really tested the U.S. when they torpedoed the British Passenger ship the Lusitania, which broke international laws called Cruise Rules. Americans didn 't care about the law as much as the 128 Americans who
What had happened was that the European countries thought they had an obligation to “civilize” their colonies by having the people of those colonies to learn and follow their religion, language, customs...etc, without their opinion or consent about the matter. The second cause that imperialism made more relentless is militarism, as already said Kaiser Wilhelm tried to forcibly take over Britain’s smaller colonies which resulted in Britain putting even more funding in their military defence. Which created a more action based reason rather than just for militarism, but still made militarism much more relentless as