Reasons Behind America's Attack On Pearl Harbor

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Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 a day that will live in American history forever. On December 7, 1941 at 7:48 a.m. an American Military Base in Hawaii known as Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese Military. This awful event was just the beginning of what would later lead into a massive war between Japan and America. One of the leading causes that lead to this bombing was America placing an embargo that blocked the Japanese from receiving important material. When America placed this embargo the purpose of it was to stop Japan from taking over more territory. Japan did not like that America had placed the embargo in the way of the shipping of their goods. As a result of this embargo being placed the Japanese Army decided that they wanted to do a surprise attack on the Pearl Harbor Military Base.…show more content…
This included torpedo planes, bombers, and fighters. All eight of the U.S. Navy Battleships were damaged, but only four of them were sunk. Along with the battleships the Japanese also sank or damaged three destroyers, three cruisers, one minelayer, and one aircraft training ship. There were also many fatalities’ that occurred that day. 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 others were wounded. Many after effects had to be faced after the Pearl Harbor Bombing. Before the attack on Pearl Harbor America was opposed to entering the war that was going on at that time, but after the bombing America knew they were the target of attacks so they decided to join the war in Europe. The initial decision to go to war was to specifically get back at Japan. Later on though, they ended up having to fight more countries than just

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