Pearl Harbor And 9/11 Compare And Contrast

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In both events of Pearl Harbor and 9/11 had a damaging effect on our country. We were terrified and frightened for what could happen next. Pearl Harbor occurred on December 7, 1941 at the Hawaiian territory. 9/11 occurred on September 11, 2001 at New York City. The Pearl Harbor attack was caused from a feud we were having with Japan. 9/11 on the other hand was a terrorist attack towards our country. President Roosevelt gave a speech from the attack of Pearl Harbor. The speech was “Day of Infamy speech”. President Bush also presented the nation a speech after 9/11. The speech was known as “Address to the nation on September 11 attacks the oval office”. There were many similarities between both attacks on our country. One most importantly was …show more content…

Some differences were the fact that Pearl Harbor was on December 7, 1941. 9/11, on the other hand occurred on September 11, 2001. Pearl Harbor attack was planned from the Japanese empire. Al-Qaeda were the group of terrorist who planned the 9/11 attack. During each attack, the speeches given were different presidents at the time. President Roosevelt described “With confidence in our armed forces-with the unbounding determination of our people-we will gain the inevitable triumph-so help us God” (Roosevelt). President Bush speech explained, “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot the foundation of America” (Bush). In other words for Roosevelt’s speech explains that from our military and armed people we will stand strong from out great power. Bush speech shows how Al-Qaeda may have hurt us but they will not destroy us. In conclusion from both events of Pearl Harbor and 9/11, we have learned that we still stood strong as a nation. We never gave up and never will. Both presidents during each event gave a very respectable speech. We can see from each speech that there were different vibes. Roosevelt believed in our arm forces would get the job done. Bush explained how our country will still stand. The may have hurt us but we still have our foundation. I personally have understood so much more about our country. We all may have different points of views. Different religions. But we

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