Pearl Harbor Research Paper

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Pearl Harbor and America 's Involvement in WW2 "Yesterday, December 7th, 1941- a day which will live in infamy-"- Franklin D. Roosevelt. Infamy means: extremely bad reputation; shamefully criminal, or outrageous act.( Dictionary.com) Such words used by the president of the time named, Franklin D. Roosevelt, or F.D.R for short. Words used in a context that was against the evil of the attack that the unprovoked bombing was described as.Pearl harbor, the place in December 7th 1941 where much death and sorrow took place. Pearl harbor has given us things that without the bombing, we may never have today. Pearl harbor has positively benefitted modern society by using the attack to fuel and bring America into world war two and by using the attack…show more content…
Pearl harbor was an event that the United States did not provoke to happen, but could have prevented. ("1941, Pearl harbor bombed"). There were several mistakes made on this day in Hawaii on Dec. 7th, 1941. On a near by island the Americans had a small set up of radar that showed many dots on the screen. The radio operator called it in and was told to forget the dots because a flight crew of B-17 bombers were expected at that time of day. Mistake number one. The United States had been tracking a fleet of Japanese naval ships in the Pacific ocean for a couple of weeks and all of a sudden, the ships vanished. Mistake number two. F.D.R. Wanted the U.S. to be under a state of war after the bombing and took his decision to congress. “Yesterday, December 7, 1941–a date which will live in infamy–the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” -F.D.R ( "1941,Pearl harbor bombed" ). The famous speech that Franklin D. Roosevelt gave on December 8th showed that America was a strong country and would fight back against the Japanese. The state of war was approved 82-0 in congress. The Navy sent B-17 bombers over sea to weaken the Jap Navy. ( "1941,Pearl harbor bombed" ). Americans hoped that the bombs that they dropped on the Japanese factories, warehouses, and Naval ports. About three years later the Americans would send a B-17 over to Hiroshima and would drop a nuclear bomb now known as the A-bomb. Pearl harbor has positively benefited modern society by leading to the development of the
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