Pearl Harbor Dbq Essay

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December 7th, 1941 United States soldiers died because of japan's attack Pearl Harbor. On December 7th, 1941 Japan attacked Pearl Harbor a U.S. naval base in Hawaii. 361 planes struck airfields and naval bases in Hawaii (Background Essay). Japan was angry at America for getting in their way. The United States with Franklin D. Roosevelt as president were hoping for only the inevitable war against Germany. Now they were pulled to fight on two fronts, Germany and Japan. What were the reasons Japan attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor in 1941? Japan bombed Pearl Harbor because the U.S. was blocking their way of becoming the new world order leaders, by promising to expand their naval fleets and passing an oil embargo act. Japan had a plan to lead the New World Order, but the United States was in the way. Everyone in Japan new …show more content…

America's oil was keeping Japan's fire alive. Japan was getting 80% of their oil from America (Doc. D). Japan needed oil. Japan new they needed oil and oil was near if only they could take over that country. America was blocking the countries with oil that Japan had a chance of overtaking. The Netherlands East Indies had oil Japan wanted, but it was behind the phillipines controlled by America (Doc. B). Japan needed oil soon otherwise they would run out of oil in a couple of years. Oil controlled almost everything in the country's. Oil supported cars, trains, planes, boats, electricity, and more. Japan could not survive much longer without oil. America passes the act in August 1941 a month before Japan attacked (Doc. C). When they passed the embargo it was the last straw. Japan had already taken so much from the United States this was the last thing before Japan attacked. Hideki finally told his people that “2 years later they will have no oil at all.”(Doc. E). Oil was apart of life, everything around ran on oil and

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