“The surprise attack at Pearl Harbor by the enemy crippled a major portion of the Pacific Fleet and exposed the West Coast to an attack which could not have been substantially impeded by defensive fleet operations(Dewitt,1943). In this time people were really shocked of the event that happened. It changed people 's perspective about Japanese ancestry, people thought less of their kind. The Japanese-American had to be sent to the camps because we didn 't know if they were spies from their country. This attack hurt us quite a bit, America did not see this event happening ever.
In order for them to support the war, the government used propaganda to evoke feelings of nationalism. While the United States joined the war as an opportunity to get revenge on Japan, propaganda was often censored to guarantee that Americans only saw the damage Japanese soldiers had done to Americans. To insure that Americans would not be put off and maintain the desire for war, images of dead Americans were prevented from being published to the public. (“Supporting Evidence”). Government officials knew that citizens were unable to withstand the gruesome photos taken of the realities of the war.
This, more than anything, shows just how little anything else would have worked against the Japanese. They barely conceded even after the atomic bomb had been dropped, and that was the biggest threat the Americans had to offer. If they had used invasion or blockade, in addition to making the war last longer than it people were willing to bear it may not have had worked in making the Japanese surrender. The decision may not have been ethical, but then again there is no real ethics behind war in the first place. The only part of
The dropping of the bombs were necessary and fair due to the refusal of the Japanese to surrender, the millions of lives saved by a quick end to the war, and the warnings given to the Japanese. To begin, the Japanese soldiers have it ingrained in their brains that it is dishonorable to surrender. The author of Drop the Bomb as agreed by saying that “the Japanese have demonstrated a willingness to fight to the death”. During the war there were many times for the Japanese to surrender, but it was never done. With this in mind, they would have continued to drag out the war, which shows that dropping the bombs sped up the war which lessened the casualties.
This further emphasizes that since the Japanese were not simply going to give up, Truman came to the conclusion that in order to save millions of lives, he had to take thousands. President Truman decided to drop the atomic bomb on Japan to warn the world about the new found power of the United States, force an unconditional surrender of the Japanese, and save millions of lives. With the controversy over whether or not Truman should have dropped the bomb, some consider the decision irrational and unnecessary. However what these sceptics don 't realize is that the use of the atomic bomb not only helped end the war, but facilitated the dominance of the United States that the Japanese finally gave in to. In the section titled, NOTES OF THE INTERIM
World war 2 started because of the invasion Japan did to China. Japan did this because they were mad, they wanted to get back at the Allies. The Allies said they do not get a say in the world’s issues so Hitler decided to promise Germany to restore their country’s power. It was good that we fought in World war 2 because we got to help other countries on our side and we stopped hitler from killer more
We had given the Japanese plenty of opportunities to surrender and they didn 't. We had warned them that if they didn 't surrender there would be utter mass destruction placed upon them. They chose to ignore it and brush it off. Japan still didn 't surrender after the first bomb was dropped, the emperor of Japan stepped in and gave the final decision of surrendering only after the second one was dropped. This war would’ve gone on for who knows how
The opposition would claim that the people were aware of a bomb and that the Japanese committed similar crimes by attacking pearl harbor. As for the claim that an attack was justified, one crime cannot justify another. And for the claim that the Japanese knew of the invasion, If all the 15 countries that Hitler invaded had pamphlets tossed at them from the sky warning them of an invasion just hours before he started his campaign would we still think of him as a murderer? would a warning change the fact that Hitler was a war criminal? as the evidence would later prove, Truman knew fairly well of that the initial targets of his Fat Man and Little Boy were not purely military because otherwise he would not have ordered dropping of pamphlets warning the citizens of an invasion.
According to Hideki Tojo. Imperial Conference November 5, 1941” it states, “Two years from now we will have no petroleum for military use. When I think about the strengthening of American defenses in the Southwest Pacific of the expansion of the american fleet…”. This piece of evidence shows that the U.S government is getting stronger. This is shows that This will strengthen the US economy because it will take away resources that japan relied on the US
For example, Fred Korematsu-- a Japanese-American-- stood up for what he believed in by bringing the Japanese Internment all the way to the Supreme Court. According to ushistory.org, The ruling was, “In KOREMATSU VS. THE UNITED STATES, the Supreme Court justified the executive order as a wartime necessity.” Even though Korematsu did not win his appeal, the impact was successful. He reassured many interns that the internment would soon be over. Later in the writing “Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow” Sophie Scholl states, “I don't like to think about it, but soon there is going to be nothing left but politics, and as long as it's so confused and evil, it's cowardly to turn away from it" (Bartoletti).
The Dropping of the Atomic Bombs August 6, 1945 and August 9, 1945 were days thought no one believed would happen. Only one country in history has ever used an atomic bomb against another nation, and that nation is the United States of America. The atomic bombs were being used against Japan towards the end of World War II because of the bombing of pearl harbor. The United States was completely justified in dropping the bombs on Japan. Although some do not agree with using the atomic bombs, the bombs were dropped, changing the war along with the rest of the world.
In one attack this Japanese action silenced the heated debate that had divided Americans ever since the German defeat of France left England alone in the fight against the Germans. Americans sought revenge for the terror that had befallen them. The attack on pearl harbor was what finally allowed America to abandon its isolationist beliefs and enter the
The American people in the 1930 's were very much isolationist. The United States just concluded World War I, a war that the people never really wanted to enter. With the help of world events, President Roosevelt and the American people, slowly moved from isolationism to intervention. That neutrality would be tested in December of 1937 when the Japanese gunned down and sank the U.S. ship Panay, which was anchored China. This did not change the American people 's belief in neutrality but, President Roosevelt was uncertain they could continue to be neutral in times of great turmoil in the world.
The U.S. is supposed to be the epitome of democracy, as this is what our Founding Fathers rebelled against Britain for. To go against these ideals, no matter the situation, is tantamount to turning our backs to our country. To turn our backs and close the doors to freedom for immigrants who have done nothing wrong to us and are begging for safety goes against every notion of what we define as humanity. To persecute a certain group of individuals just because of their ethnicity is illogical and goes against every moral value we have been raised to believe. As Japanese Americans, whose ancestors have faced adversity through the immoral use of internment camps, which led them to being stripped of everything they owned, and succeeding despite this setback, we, as a community, must act against these immigration restrictions.