The morning of Tuesday September 11, 2011 is one of the biggest tradgies of all time. On this specific day four airlines were hijacked by an Islamic group that goes by the name al-Qaeda. The attacks took the lives of 2,996 innocent people, injured nearly 6,000 people, and caused at least $10 billion in infracture and property damage. These attacks, also known as the 9/11 attacks, will forever be remebered as one of the most horrific days for so many people around this world. 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.
Pearl Harbor was bombed in Honolulu, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. Japanese fighter planes bombed the shore, destroying 20 American naval ship, and over 300 planes. As well as the destruction of equipment, lives were lost as well. Around 3,000 American pilots and soldiers also went down in the attack. The States, in return, declared war on Japan.
The “Pearl Harbor, Day of Infamy” speech was given in 1941 in Hawaii, after a surprise attack from the Japanese, and twenty six thousand casilites. The “Address to the American People” also had facts such as it was given in 2001 in New York City, New York, it was a terrorist attack, and there were two thousand and nine hundred deaths. A couple things that they all have in common were they were delivered by presidents and was given after the tragedy. There are also diverse purposes. Each speech had a different purposes.
Just three days later, Major General Charles Sweeney dropped a second nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, killing around 37,000 people and injuring another 43,000. All together, the two atomic strikes on Japan killed an “estimated 200,000 Japanese civilians.”  (ihr.org) Aside from moral issues involved, were the bombings of Japan militarily necessary? The answer is, no, they were not. Many rationalized that the bombs were dropped to save thousands of lives that would otherwise be killed in battle with Japan, to justify the act by portraying it as a grave decision made by the United States in order to end the second World War and to limit the amount of casualties.  (historyextra.com) Yet the top American military leaders who fought in World War II, quite clearly stated that the atomic bombs were unnecessary.
On December 8th, 1941 Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed the nation with his infamous speech known as the “Infamy Speech”. The speech is still known to this day with the time length as short as seven minutes and after the speech. Congress declared war on Japan and was the start for America to intervene in World War II. This speech is a great example of rhetoric with its context, audience, purpose, message, means of delivery, and timing. The context behind Roosevelt’s speech was the tragedy that was the attack on Pearl Harbor where 2,335 American lives were killed by kamikaze Japanese zeroes, the nation was shocked and wondered why this would happen.
This loss of Japanese aircraft proved a deciding factor in the battle. Japanese fleet commander Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto made plans to lead the Japanese Navy and attack the 2 islands that make up Midway Atoll. He thought that the U.S. could not win a battle based so close to its broken Pearl Harbor. Admiral Yamamoto was expecting to ambush America, but America surprised them with the ambush. American Navy successfully sank the Japanese Akagi, Kaga, Soryu, and Hiryu aircraft carriers, with 322 planes and over 5,000 soldiers on them.
The US and its allies believed that this would end the war on terror, but they were wrong. They did not think that, at the same time they were withdrawing troops from Iraq, another terrorist force was growing. It was called the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria. This terrorist group is different from the Taliban, as its influence was greater. The Western nation would had to deal with the mess that they had created in the first place, and this time it would not be as easy as sending in coalition
Over 180,000 Japanese were killed in these two bombings and thousands more died later due to radiation sickness (Langley 84). However, when the United States was suffering through a dark period, it is a fair decision to use atomic weapons to shorten the amount of casualties. United States President Truman knew of the way the Japanese fought. They fought to the death, and they were brutal to the prisoners of war. Besides, United States had suffered the loss of over 418,000 lives, both military and civilian (Perry 286).
The historical event Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike on December 7th, 1941. It was from the Imperial Japanese Navy upon the United States naval base that was located in the United States Territory of Hawaii. The attack was forceful, and something the world had never seen. Many ships were sunk and destroyed, lives were lost, and injuries were major. America and its people were in shock of this.
Just before seven o’clock in the morning on Sunday, December seventh, 1941, the first wave of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American Naval base of Pearl Harbor. This attack completely took the United States of America by surprise. The first wave of attacked targeted the base’s airfields and battleships. The second wave of planes went after the remaining ships and the shipyards. Then, the Japanese dropped a one thousand seven hundred and sixty pound bomb on the U.S.S.
The Japanese surprised us; we didn’t even know what was coming. According to Pearl Harbor-the Bombing Facts, “A U.S. Army private who noticed the large flight of planes on his radar screen was told to ignore them because a flight of B-17’s from the Continental U.S. was expected at the time.” Proof of how genocidal it was is how many U.S. servicemen died- 2,335 of them(Pearl Harbor). Those are the basics of Pearl Harbor, but
The Executive Order 9066 is where the order for the internment camps originated from. It shows how the American government addressed the Japanese-Americans living in the United States. At first everyone including the President defended the Japanese living in the United States until the Niihau incident where two Hawaiian born with Japanese ethnics helped and aided a downed pilot that assisted in the attacks of Pearl Harbor. After that the fear of Espionage became a huge concern and the racially motivated crimes and discrimination against the Japanese-American’s, is why the Executive Order 9006 was signed and enforced. The order forced 120,000 Japanese-Americans with most of them being American citizens to leave their homes, businesses and American constitutional rights behind and spend the war years behind barbed wire (By, 1988).
this is when Japan decided to bomb a naval base in Hawaii which killed a lot of U.S. soldiers and destroyed a lot of our ships. During this invasion the United States and its allies used a lot of different type of tanks which were all very important during this attack. Here are the names and what they did. The main tanks that they used. M4 Sherman Designed after the defeat of the french army the United States engineers this tank transforms into a bulldozer tank but by far this was not the best tank in WW2.