The Importance Of America's Attack On Pearl Harbor

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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.

Japan had many different motives for attacking Pearl Harbor. The main one being that America was getting in the way of Japan gaining
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President Roosevelt declared war against Japan the very next day. Even as they didn't want to get involved with war many men began to sign up to fight against the Japanese and for their country. The attack made America seek vengeance against Japan and get them back for what they did. One of these examples would be the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This attack immediately killed 80,000 people in Hiroshima and 40,000 in Nagasaki. This was the start to Japan's surrender. Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced his country’s surrender in World War II on August 15, citing the power of “a new and most cruel bomb.” Today American's treat the Japanese differently then they once did before the war. They still can't get over the bombing on Pearl Harbor. After the war Japanese Americans saw a huge change in their everyday lives. They were forced out of their own homes and were sent to concentration camps. They were stripped from liberty and basically all of their American rights. This shows the power that America has through being able to drop the first atomic bombs and stripping the Japanese American's from all of their

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