Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor? If you were threatened by an individual, would you throw the first punch or wait for the attack. This is how Japan felt when they were trying to dominate Asia. On Sunday December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked the United State’s biggest naval base, Pearl Harbor. This attack was a turning point for the United States because this was one factor that brought them into World War II to fight against the Axis Powers.
The date “December 7th, 1941 a date which will live in infamy”. Spoken by the words of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. You will be able to see how Roosevelt uses persuasive argument techniques through his speech. In this speech Roosevelt gave his address on the Pearl Harbor Attack of December 7th, 1941 to the congress, and to the United States of America to urge the military forces to go to war against the Empire of Japan. Roosevelt’s goal was to try to convince the congress and senate to get their approval to go to war with Japan.
By emphasizing his credentials the population agrees with Roosevelt 's tactic of fighting Japan. With the use of logos, FDR allows the listener to see the logic behind the decision to declare war against Japan. He claims that the attack by the Japanese was planned and their negotiations with a country was a huge setup: “…the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago”. Here Roosevelt claims the attack was indeed planned, and the logical thing would be to declare
It has been said that it only takes one person, with one clear message, to change the world. In times of war, great world leaders have put this statement to the test, which each word spoken calling for an act of war or an act of peace. In Thomas Paine’s The Crisis No. 1, Paine is addressing the impending Revolutionary War, and the impending battle against General Howe. Similarly, in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation, the President asks the American people to stand with him against the Japanese and join World War II.
The Best use of Rhetoric The Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation and the Address to Congress on Women’s Suffrage are both great examples of ethos, pathos, and logos. They are both political messages created to not only rely on facts but to strike emotion in the hearts of the audience, whoever they may be. In the Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation speech given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on December 8, 1941, in response to one of the most tragic days in U.S. history, to help rally the people of the United States of America to the realization of war between the Japanese and American forces. The Address to Congress on Women’s Suffrage was given by Carrie Chapman Catt to spark a revolt and spur up emotion of great pride in women of all nature to take a stand fight for what is right. Both these speeches use of rhetoric leave both as some of the best but the speech given by Franklin D. Roosevelt was by far more vivid.
Events Leading up to the Battle of Henderson Field In the beginning, it is important to note that the Battle of Guadalcanal as well as the Battle of Henderson Field is predicated by the Japanese infamous attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941. The Japanese orchestrated a surprise attack on the United States Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor on that day. This attack destroyed most of the US battleship fleet in an attempt to cripple the United States Navy. The Japanese saw this course of action as a way to extend their defensive perimeter in the Pacific. The Japanese took over several islands in the Pacific to include Guam, Wake Island, New Britain, Gilbert Islands, Malaya, and Singapore to name a few.
In 1953, the British and U.S. spy agencies released Operation Ajax on the Iranian government. In result, General Mohammad-Reza seized power as a Shah and acted as an absolute monarch. The Shah was a fascist puppet of the U.S. government and used a secret police organization called SAVAK to force allegiance. The SAVAK censored media, forced intrusive surveillance, tortured and murdered opponents. In 1979, religious fundamentalists dethroned the Shah and took 66 American hostages from the U.S. embassy.
December 8th, 1941, one day after the horrific events of Pearl Harbor, the United States officially declared war on its foes in Eastern Asia, the Japanese. After strategically taking out many American battleships, including the USS Arizona, (the last of "super-dreadnoughts" from Pennsylvania), Japan had set off a series of chain reactions, unfortunately ending with the sanctioned bombing of their homeland (Document A). The struggle for victory lasted four years before the devastating, yet just action, occurred. America took countless strides to suppress Japan and stop their malevolent attacks on US soil, including the Ellwood Oil Field in 1942 and the Bombing of Fort Stevens and the Lookout Air Raids in 1942. To stop the Japanese from causing
In “Day of Infamy”, he says, “It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago” (Roosevelt 1). Logically, one can tell that due to this fact, the Japanese clearly meant to attack the United States and that a declaration of war would be warranted. In the same speech, Roosevelt says, “The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves” (Roosevelt 1). This quote makes the listener feel there is no denying that America should go to war with Japan. Furthermore, in “Day of Infamy”, Roosevelt states, “Hostilities exist.
In January 1941, Australian troops helped capture Bardia and Tobruk in Libya. Soon the war would come closer to home. On 8th December 1941, after the bombing of Pearl Harbour, Australia declared war on Japan. The Japanese offensive in New Guinea was the most direct threat Australia faced. Fortunately, the Americans staved off a naval attack on Australia at the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942.
Whilst war in the Pacific commenced on the 7th of December 1941, with the bombing of Pearl Harbour, Japanese forces landed in PNG on the morning of the 21st of July 1942. Japanese force were identified by both the native PNG population and long-range lookout officers of the Australian army with the first contact by Australian forces commencing on the 22nd of July. Several skirmishes took place up until the 26th of September when Australian forces commenced their major offensive. Numerous battles occurred over the next several months including the battle for templeteoms crossing, eora creek and oivigorari. The final push was marked by the incorporation of American troops and specifically the battle for the beachheads and Sanananda it has been estimated that these last two battle have cost the lives of upwards of 10 000 Japanese lives.
The Attack on Pearl Harbor was a terrorist attack. Japan planned to destroy the military base in Pearl Harbor to eliminate US Pacific Fleet, and to protect Japan’s advances. This attack reminds me of the 9/11 terrorist attack in 2001. One Similarity can be that both Japan and Iraq had disagreed to the United States, like many restrictions on trade embargos. One difference is that Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japan, as Iraq attacked the World Trade Center in 2001.
The three main reasons as to why Japan decided to attack Pearl Harbor were oil embargo imposed by the U.S., Japan wanted to get rid of ships and planes that could possibly foil their expansion attempt and also, the Japanese wanted to invade Indochina. One September 1940, the U.S. put an embargo on Japan by not
Hawaii time, on a Sunday, 360 Japanese war planes attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. The surprise attack that, lasted about two hours, against the United States immediately put us into World War II. On this day two radar operators had spotted an alarming large group of aircraft coming their way from the north. They were told to not be alarmed due to the fact that a flight of B-17s were expected from the United States during that time. Thus, when the air assault coming from the Japanese came, it came as a surprise to the naval base.
Rahul Bagga Mr.Campbell US History, Period 0 16 December 2015 Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor? One day that will always be remembered by America is the date of December 7, 1941, which changed American history forever. December 7, 1941 was the day the Japanese warplanes attacked Pearl Harbor (Hawaii) which stationed many of American ships and airfields. Immediately after the bombings, United States President Franklin Roosevelt declared war on Japan, leading to a direct involvement into World War ll. Japan had many reason to do so but Japan attacked Pearl harbor for three reasons which were that they had a plan for a new world order, United States were expanding their number of naval ships rapidly, and an oil embargo was placed upon Japan