Pearl Harbor was a day that was unexpected to all mankind. It was a day that President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed would "live in infamy. " Way before the attack Japan had spies in flight to see how our ships were set up. This gave the Japanese an idea of how they were going to attack us. That is when it all happened, early Sunday morning of December 7, 1941. Paul K. Davis stated in his article, “Not until the bombs began to fall did the Americans respond” (Davis).
Lastly with so many Americans losing their lives America officially joined World War II. After Japan had all but openly declared war on America, American citizens and military personnel were in an uproar. To add on to that unquenchable fury not only did Japanese Imperial Navy attack Pearl Harbor it also attacked all of the american outposts in the Pacific. After the japanese attacks on the american outposts Japan occupied all of the formerly american protected territory. Even more anger formed from the fact that japanese prison camps were notoriously cruel to the prisoners incarcerated therein.
The relationship between the United States and Japan was very hostile in the 1940’s. Japan, Germany, and Italy were trying to conquer the world. December 7, 1941 was a day that will never be forgotten as Japan sent many planes to attack the US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The planes killed more than 2,300 Americans and completely destroyed the pact between them. The Japanese flew suicide missions to cause as much damage as possible.
Japanese losses included 64 dead from perilous kamikaze assaults. The goal of the assault on Pearl Harbor was to retain Japan's progression into Singapore and the Dutch East Indies as the US maritime armada would be disabled and unable to
On December 7th, 1941 Japan held its first major victory against the United States. Japan attacks the main U.S Navy Base at Pearl Harbor. In less than the two hours the enemy was there 20 American naval vessels and 300 airplanes were destroyed. One thousand Americans were wounded and more than two thousand American soldiers and sailors were killed. The day after the attack President Roosevelt and Congress declared war on Japan.
The attack on Pearl Harbor was devastating for America, but how bad was it? There were 2 waves of Japanese bombers that attacked Pearl Harbor, killing over 2000 people and sinking 7 battleships, but luckily none of the oil storages were damaged. Pearl Harbor should not be forgotten, and it was the turning point of WWII, forcing America to join the war. December 7, 1941, on a Sunday, on the radar 2 waves of planes were flying to Pearl Harbor, but they thought they were visiting but unexpectedly they started bombing Pearl Harbor. People panicking and soldiers weren 't even out of bed when the bombings happening in the battleships, 7 battleships sunk, 347 aircrafts destroyed, and over 3000 people were dead or wounded.
Soon after they got involved in World War II in both Europe and in The Pacific. The part of the country that was affected the most though, was of course, the island of Hawaii. Soon after the attack the islands were turned into a large military base with government buildings becoming military buildings and the airports being run by the army. Perimeters were even set up on beaches of the island as to prevent attacks from Japanese forces(Pearl Harbor-Oahu). Japanese-American citizens and Japanese living in the U.S. were targeted as "dangerous.
Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control. Four passenger airlines, all of which departed from airports in the northeastern United States bound for California, were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda members. One plane hit the Pentagon just outside of Washington D.C., the second plane crashed in a field in Pennslyvania, and the last two planes crashed into the Twin Towers. Within one hour and 42 minutes both 110 story towers were completely on the ground, with debris filling the air and fires starting to spread.
Pearl Harbor was a surprise terrorist attack on U.S soil from a foreign country, Japan. This attack happen when Japan was messing with China. Japan wanted to take over parts of China and try to take its import markets. The U.S was unhappy for the way of Japan treating with China therefore, the United states put trade embargoes on Japan. The United States told Japan to stop.