Pearl Harbor was the beginning of America's involvement in World War II, marking the bombings' significance. Japan had many different motives for attacking Pearl Harbor instead of a different location. This event created tension between the two countries and even today some Americans still treat the Japanese horribly even after they became allies. However, the attack on Pearl Harbor was a huge turning point for countries concerned with world power. This is shown through the attacks made by Japan to gain power, the attack caused America to get involved in the war and America could have avoided these attacks.
In conclusion, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor because of their nationalist mentality, America’s embargo of oil to Japan and fearing that the United States will attack them first. The first reason why Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor was because the Japanese had nationalistic and narcissistic political mentality. The Japanese believed the Yamato race was a superior race to the other Asian race(Document A). They also believed they will become the “new order” once Europe and America crumble and become the “old orders”(Document A).
Article 232 and 233 states that Germany had to pay for all the damage they caused in WWI and the amount was finalized by the other countries. Germany did not want to pay any of the reparations because they did not agree that they should take full responsibility for the war. Angry Germans helped Hitler into power more than before because he stopped all the payments. These articles made the German people angry and yet again look to Hitler for leadership, by looking to him, he made the decision to stop all the payment being made. By ending payments, Germany made what the Treaty of Versailles says was broken and therefore starts to get the countries who are supposed to get money from Germany angry, so now the Treaty of Versailles made Germany angry.
America did not want to be a target for enemy countries. President Franklin Roosevelt called December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy. " Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in order to destroy the Pacific fleet so the U.S. would not be able to fight back as they spread across the South Pacific. After Japan attacked Pearl Harbor America joined the war.
The Treaty of Versailles had a huge effect on Germany. To start off with, Germany was hurt politically. When the Treaty of Versailles was first proposed, the government did not agree with the Treaty of Versailles and not only resigned, but also refused to sign the Treaty of Versailles. The new incoming government had no choice but to just sign the Treaty of Versailles. This hurt the government and their connection that they could have possibly had with the Germans because the government was accused of stabbing the people of Germany in the back because of the fact that they signed the Treaty of Versailles.
The United States after the attack started making these JapaneseAmerican Internment Camps which destroyed a lot of families and was unfair in my opinion. Later America decided to use an atomic bomb to end the war with Japan. Japan and the united states had a problem when Japan had taken over a place called Manchuria which was a part of China. Japan had tried to take over the rest of China as well in 1937, but that didn't end up working.
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.
The war in the Pacific started because of a few reasons. One was the embargo set on Japan by the United States. The embargo, an official ban on trade, was on all oil exports. Japan relied heavily on the United States for oil and this was an enormous blow to Japan’s economy. Japan needed oil in order to run its country, so they began searching for alternate resources.
As the United States were planning on how to invade Japan, there had been a lot of controversy between Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Staff Admiral William Leahy, Secretary of War Henry Stimson as to how to attack Japan until Secretary of State James Byrnes brought up the idea of bombing Japan without any warning, shocking Japan into surrendering. According to document A, “Truman believed that it was his duty as president to use every weapon available to save American lives.” The quote from document A shows that Truman had to use anything available in order to save American
This battle occurred on May 31 1916. It was the biggest naval battle in WW1 between the Royal Navy and the German Navy at Jutland, Denmark. The battle had been fought because the German navy wanted to get easy access to the Atlantic ocean, but the Royal Navy did not want it to let pass because the UK needed to commerce on the Atlantic and it fought Germany could ruin this situation. Germany decided to fight Britain with as many battleships and submarines as possible. Room 40 understood the coded message which mentioned this battle so the UK deployed its forces in time and and Germany lost the surprise effect.
Many times in history, people have been blamed for things they never did. Just like the Japanese Americans were blamed for the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The bombing of Pearl Harbor took place on December 7, 1941, when Japanese bombers and fighters strafed through the air and dropped bombs on American ships. This scared Americans because they knew could be bombed too at any moment no matter where they lived, but especially on the West Coast. Pearl Harbor scared Americans, so Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed an executive order to force Japanese Americans in Internment Camps so they could not conspire with Japan.
The Story of Peace John Winthrop once said, “Love to God and our brother, and this latter having continual supply from Christ, as the head and root by which he is united, gets predominant in the soul, so by little and little expels the former”(Winthrop, 5). When one looks back on the society that John Winthrop created and compares it to today’s society, one can evidently see the massive change that has occurred between the two societies. They can also conclude that today’s society no longer follows the heavenly laws that Winthrop followed because as he once stated, one should have love for their fellow brother, not hate or betrayal. Yet today, Americans find themselves at war with countries that were once allies, contradicting Winthrop's humble
The Bombing of pearl harbor was a surprise attack carried out by the japanese naval air force that took place yesterday morning december 7, 1941 at 7:48 a.m. The base was attacked by 353 Imperial Japanese aircraft and torpedo bombers. They came in 2 waves and were launched from 6 aircraft carriers. They damaged all 8 of the battleships at pearl harbor and sunk 4 of them.