This was mainly just the imports they were getting from other countries. This is very bad for Japan because the oil and other things the US was sending to Japan were very beneficial to them in many ways. They used the fuel for ships, planes, aircraft carriers, and tanks that they were using for war. Event #2 December 1937: The USS Panay was in Chinese waters and the Japanese attacked the Panay via aircraft.
Days of Infamy Two very devastating attacks happened in the past that have changed history forever. One being the World Trade Center Attack and another being the Pearl Harbor Attack. Both attacks had America in shock, but not fear, america stood strong in times of doubt. Even though the events of 9/11 and Pearl Harbor were tragic america stood strong and held their ground.
The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise to the Americans. However, Japan’s plan was to destroy the Pacific Fleet for Japan to seize the resource areas needed for its southern expansion, but if they were unsuccessful, they would go to war. After the attack, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared war on Japan. Pearl Harbor was one of the most horrifying attack that took place on December 7, 1941 at the American Naval Base near Honolulu, Hawaii.
Sandile Mabuza 9.4 History independent work The battle of Pearl Harbour 7 December 1941, the Battle of Pearl Harbour took place. The Japanese government implemented a premeditated attack on the U.S, in an attempt to cripple U.S. (Source C). After the attack on Pearl Harbour the United States entered the war, four days later Germany and Italy which where allies with Japan at the time declared war on the United States.
Pearl harbor was attacked on December 7th, 1941,hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The attack lasted just two hours, but it was devastating: The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and more than 300 airplanes. The question is, why did the Japanese attack in the first place? Many factors lead to the attack on pearl harbor including: Imperialism, Nationalism , and Embargo.
Pearl Harbor was only about 5,000 miles from Japan, to close for comfort for Japan's military. Not only was the naval base close; additionally, it was growing. “ July 1940, US Congress passes Naval Expansion Act that Promises to triple fleet size by 1944” (Doc C) Japan was worried that the reason the United States navy was growing, doubled with other things were undertaking, was to attack Japan and its military. Attacking Pearl Harbor, before America could attack them, lowered the number of Japanese casualties and lowered America’s ships that were able to fight in the war against Japan and its allies.
Was the U.S. Justified in Dropping the Bomb on Japan? On December 7, 1941, at 7 am, the Japanese Air Force led a surprise attack on the U.S and the U.S. Air Force, and this was called the battle at Pearl Harbor. There were 2,400 casualties, 1,700 wounded, and 21 ships and 8 battleships used in this battle, which was nearly the entire U.S. fleet in the Pacific because of the Japanese attacking. After this ambush, the U.S. joined in the war, was no longer an isolationist due to being attacked, and was fighting the war with two fronts, which was in the Pacific and Europe.
In Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, Pearl Harbor and the Coming of the Pacific War, tells us that, “In 1939, the US begins an embargo of aircraft and aircraft parts against Japan” (Doc C). An indication of disapproval in Japan’s actions in invading their neighboring countries ; America stopped all military weapon trades to Japan. The government even imposed an embargo on oil shipments to Japan in August 1941, four months before the Pearl Harbor attack (Doc
The road to war between the United States of America and Japan began on the surprise aerial attack on the United States Navy base in Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 Pearl Harbor was a naval base located in Hawaii (the homeport of the Pacific Fleet). It was considered by most a wonderful “home away from home” for the men who preserved America’s interests abroad. This was the first step that brought the mighty United States into the Second World War Relations between the two countries started to reiterate in the early 1930’s when Japan started to become aggressive in Asia, mainly in Manchuria in 1931 and tried to start conquering the rest of China into 1937. Japan in 1940 decided to ally itself with the “Axis” with countries like Germany. Japan, a vastly resource free country needed supplies such as oil from countries like the United States.
On December 7th, 1941 while many people were going on with their daily lives on the radio it was announced that Pearl Harbor, a naval base in Hawaii, was bombed by a Japanese aircrafts. The Japanese had a total of 360 aircrafts, composed of dive bombers, torpedo bombers and a few fighters. When the smoke cleared it was found that 2403 people, both civilians and military personnel, were killed, 8 battleship, 11 warships and nearly all of the military aircraft were damaged or destroyed. The US military were very surprised of this attack from Japan because prior to the attack they had unlocked the code to the Japanese military and had known that an attack was being planned, but they thought that this attack was going to take place in South Asia and not the United States. On December 8th, President Franklin had gone before Congress to request a declaration of war against Japan and on the 11th, Germany and Italy declare war on the United States.
On 1941, December 7th, Pearl Harbor was bombed to a fine crisp. America had been slowly chipping away at Japanese patience, they had halted the trading, disabled the Japanese from coming into our country, stopped Japanese bank accounts (going in or out) and many other reasons which struck anger amongst our Japanese allies. Japan bombed Pearl Harbor for 3 main reasons. One, the Japanese had a plan for a new world order. Secondly.
On December 7th, 1941 there was an attack on Pearl Harbour. Japan was angry at the United States for helping out China and defending them. The United States started tightening the leash on Japan’s trade. This only made Japan angrier. Later on, Japan attacked Pearl Harbour by Honolulu, Hawaii.
But what were the reasons Japan attacked Pearl Harbor? Japan attacked Pearl Harbor for the following reasons; they had planned a “new world order’ to rule the world, the U.S began an oil embargo against them, and US Navy was about to expand. Japan is an island in East Asia, near the Pacific Ocean. It was known for it’s world wide invasion and it’s powerful army.
Japan was at war with China and despite being a military superpower; this war was using up all their resources. When Japan invaded southern Indochina the American Navy had broken the Japanese diplomatic codes and intercepted all the messages that were being sent to Tokyo. I for one didn’t approve of the aggression in China and therefore declared an embargo on Japan. The embargo had permanently stopped all trade with Japan. If they wanted to resume trade, Tokyo would have to end its aggression.
The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor because the United States was the only country able to stop Japanese expansion in the Pacific. The Japanese also chose Pearl Harbor because it was the home of the American pacific fleet. American intervention was important to the war because the United States had the manpower and the massive industry. When in 1943 American industries kicked into gear and the army ranks climbed to millions, the United States became a massive force to be reckoned with. The United States decided to drop the Atomic Bomb because it was the only option that would not cause thousands of American casualties.