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
There are many reasons why it could be argued that the dropping of the atomic bomb was justified. One reason is that Japan was warned, they were given plenty of opportunities to surrender such as the Potsdam declaration. The Declaration was issued to Japan by President Truman and the Allies of America after America had tested the Atom bomb on July 26th. The declaration was a proposition of surrender to Japan that linked directly to the dropping of the atomic bomb. If Japan agreed to the declaration, America would not drop the atomic bomb and Japan would
The warned the Japanese that refusal of this would result in total destruction. However, the Japanese did not surrender. President Truman had the U.S. military drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima Japan on August 6, 1945. The bomb killed 70,000 Japanese citizens instantly, but they did not surrender. On August 9, 1945, the U.S. dropped another bomb in Nagasaki, which killed 80,000 people.
Introduction The Darwin bombings had a major and lasting effect on the Australian citizens, during World War 2. The Japanese attacked Darwin On February 19, 1942; Darwin was attacked by two Japanese air raids. None other than Mitsuo Fuchida orchestrated them; the commander who had 10 weeks earlier bombed Pearl Harbour. Overall, the attacks cost around 250 people their lives and injured between 300 and 400 military personnel and civilians. At what time did the bombs hit Darwin?
When the United States military dropped the bomb on Nagasaki, 70,000 people died, in Hiroshima, 140,000. Of these two events, everyone knows about and thinks of it as such an awful thing, yet put together, less people died than in the Nanjing massacre. America faced the repercussions for what they did, but what about Japan? The Japanese government did have to admit to the killings, raping 's, looting, arson, and destruction they did, but still there was no punishment. ("Nanjing Massacre: Mass Graves of the Victims."
Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control. Four passenger airlines, all of which departed from airports in the northeastern United States bound for California, were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda members. One plane hit the Pentagon just outside of Washington D.C., the second plane crashed in a field in Pennslyvania, and the last two planes crashed into the Twin Towers. Within one hour and 42 minutes both 110 story towers were completely on the ground, with debris filling the air and fires starting to spread. Numerous other buildings at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan were destroyed or badly damaged.
Also, a lot of people died in both the bombing of NAgasaki and Hiroshima. A chart shows that 135,000 people either died or were injured somehow, and at Nagasaki 64,000 people were killed or injured, proving that there is no way every single one of those people hurt were military. Therefore, the bomb was an awful solution to an almost solved
The relocation of the Japanese Americans into internment camps during World War II was said to be “one of the most flagrant violations of civil liberties in American history”. According to an official survey of 1940 approximately 127,000 people of Japanese ancestry lived in the United States, the majority of which living on the West Coast and a third being born in Japan. Some of these people could not own land, become American citizens or vote. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in December of 1941, rumors started to spread which was fueled by race discrimination, of a plot among Japanese Americans to sabotage the war effort. In the early 1942, the Roosevelt administration was pressured to remove Japanese people from the West Coast by seeking to eliminate Japanese competition, politicians hoping to gain something for standing against an unpopular group and military
In Japanese controlled areas there was an estimated twenty five million deaths from 1937 to 1945. If the United States did not drop the atomic bombs and the Soviet entry did cause the Japanese to surrender by October 1st this would have added a minimum of 600,000 Asian deaths to the already high death toll. (Document 11). The atomic bombings may have taken many lives, but they saved many more from dying from wounds, starvation, and
Many people were killed from the many bombs dropped upon Pearl Harbor, destroying many important battleships and aircrafts used in wars. After the bombing America´s course had changed into a war ground. During WWII and WWI America had tried to stay out of the war only giving support to Britain, France, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, The Soviet Union, and China. But with the push from