Just as Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier for Major League Baseball on April 15, 1947, the Tuskegee Airmen broke the barrier in the military. As a result of their brave service in the air and on the ground during WWII, the U.S. Military desegregated in 1948. The Tuskegee Airmen, a group of young black Americans, were eager to serve the United States Military as fighter pilots because it gave them technical and tactical skills, provided the black man an opportunity for advancements, and due to their skin color, they were never allowed to fly prior to WWII. The U.S. Military limited African Americans from skilled training and leadership positions because it was thought that they lacked intelligence, skill, courage, and patriotism.
The ambush on Pearl Harbor was a simple, yet carefully planned attack. Every ship in Pearl Harbor was crippled, yet later on, restored. Japan came up with the cunning plan to take out the fleets in Pearl Harbor. The plan was by taking out the Pearl Harbor fleets, the American soldiers and other battle forces would back away from their attempts in ruling Southeast Asia, and America would be left defenseless by Japanese forces. The American could not intervene with their spree over Southeast Asia.
It seemed as though asking Japan to surrender only prompted them to prolong the war. As a result, there was an increase in U.S. casualties. It was too late into the war for Truman to change the Japanese opinion on unconditional surrender. He stressed that, “The longer the war lasts, the greater will be the suffering and hardships which the people of Japan will undergo-all in vain. Our blows will not cease until the Japanese military and naval sources lay down their arms in unconditional surrender” (Wolk, “Sixty-Five Years On..”, 11).
Did you know that Pearl Harbor was actually the beginning of WWII? Some don’t, but I believe you have to know where you came from to know where you're going. I believe that Franklin Roosevelt was a great leader. He quickly studied Japan after the attack and helped America get back up after being knocked down for staying out of the war. To be a servant leader you need to build better organizations and ultimately a caring world overall.
The atomic bomb was a nuclear weapon of war, and the first of these bombs were dropped on two Japanese during the second world war. The dropping of the atomic bomb was justified because of the fact that Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor, they had participated in many atrocities and a land invasion would have caused more of the allies to die. It’s because of these big reasons that the United States had to drop the atomic bomb because without it the Japanese would’ve just continued to fight and kill more allies. The atomic bomb also showed the Japanese and the axis powers that they were a nation not to fight with.
While the Imperial Navy’s Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, who was also known as the “chief architect of the attack on Pearl Harbor, stated that he believed it was impossible for Japan to win such a war but Japan had to gain the upper hand at the very beginning so that the United States just might be enticed to the negotiating table” (Timms). Hotta revealed her own interpretation by reviewing relevant published primary sources and the reasons why Japan decided to attack the Pearl Harbor. In addition, everyone talked about going to war such as the “Japan’s top brass referring to the prime minister, the foreign minister, the army and navy ministers, and the chiefs of the army and navy general staff”
Now that is my example of how the ends justifies the means. The President of the USA, and perhaps high officers had to weigh the ends so as to justify the means of how to bring an end to war with Japan. Japan started it by bombing Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941. I am certain no sane Americans wished to kill thousands of Japanese people, as well as innocent kids. However, the war may have continued on for years.
With recent tensions rising between North Korea and the world, it is no surprise that the Japanese citizens are aligning themselves with a nationalist government. Japanese Prime Minister Abe has started to consider revoking the disarmament treaty. Revoking it would let Japan increase spending on the military, which would ultimately result in a much larger and advanced military. Although rearming the Japanese military would improve security in the country, it would only increase the tension, doing damage to not only myself, but future generations of Japanese citizens.
Jobs became available again after world war two, many blacks came to the north to get job and get rid of the Jim Crows law. Though the northern militaries were influenced by the southerns attitude to the blacks, so there was a segregation in the military. From 1920s blacks were slowly being accepted, through their books, sports and
As mentioned earlier, I learned that the U.S public probably knew more about the war in the other countries than in our own. For example, people had a gut feeling we would be going to war with Japan eventually but they did not know their own country was building a bomb that will literally level towns. I also learned a little more about us aiding Russia and about how the people in the war longed for the simpler times. The big thing this interview taught me is that my grandfather was so lucky to be alive after the war.
The letter contained the terms in which the U.S. would trade with Japan so they could fuel their ships on the way to trade with other countries, “Our steamships, in crossing the great ocean burn a great deal of coal, and it is not convenient to bring it all the way from America. We wish that our steamships and other vessels should be allowed to stop in Japan and supply themselves with coal.” (Source E.) Although the letter failed to convince the emperor to open his doors to the U.S., determined, the U.S. forced them to open their doors to them through gunboat diplomacy. With the support of the U.S., Japan finally opened up and built a great army and expanded technologically and economically as well as culturally.
World War II had big impact for development in the history of Pacific Northwest. America has contact with Asia between the years 1931-1945 and Europe between the years 1939-1945. Moreover, America became officially neutral with the war until 1941 but in fact, they have been supporting their allies since 1940 and become ally with the British in August 1941. However, the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in December 7 1941 which created some hostility between them. America had war with Japan in early 1941 and Germany in September 1941.
Yet, what this country may not know is that while we gained economic growth by selling artillery to the Nazis, the Japs on the other hand, a Nazi allie, came up on ourselves and attacked Pearl Harbor through the pacific ocean. On an economic point of view, not a good deal. Elan Evan, an American defense analyst and author said, “people still crow about smashing Adolf Hitler 's Third Reich in World War II, forgetting that U.S. government actions helped bring Hitler to power in the first place.” It is nearly impossible to compare, in a social point of view, the value of the people who died in this war and the economic side of this. While it was true that this war helped move the economy, it came up at a large cost; Three percent of the total American population died in the war, that was roughly sixty million people.