The attack by Japan took the United States completely by surprise and threatened to rock the World (Doerr, Paul Walker). This is when Japan Attacked the U.S. What happened during Pearl Harbor?
What happened on December 7, 1941?.Japan bombed Pearl Harbor because they wanted their natural resources. I 'm writing about what Japan wanted from us and why they bombed us. It 's sad how many people died in the attack on Pearl Harbor. What happened on December 7, 1941?. Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.
Pearl Harbor was the first serious foreign attack on American soil. Being an attack from a foreign military, carrying out an order from the government. Resulting in large a amount of American casualties and forcing America to enter the war against the Axis Powers. But, could this attack been avoided all together? The Japanese invaded China in 1937, which forced America to take action.
If I was president during World War II, and the same circumstances were in effect, I would have used the atomic bomb on the Japanese. I would have dropped the bombs because, going forth into an invasion, would have put more American lives at risk. Even though the bombs killed over 200,000 Japanese civilians, putting troops in Japan would cause casualties towards America and Japan, and would not guarantee the Japanese would surrender. If we sent troops to Japanese home land, the war would have lasted for a longer time than it would have, or even put the war at a stalemate because the Japanese would constantly fight for their emperor until the last man, if we did not use the atomic bomb. In that regard, dropping the bomb was the best way and the right decision to be used as a means to end World War
When defending his country, President Truman should make an executive war decision to order the use of an atomic bomb against a Japanese City if the Japanese do not willingly surrender immediately upon request without conditions. He should make this decision due to the Japanese’s incompetence and ignorance when viewing the human rights of their people. During the time of war the Japanese government created a major shortage of food by forcing food producer to make supplies for the military. For instance, the healthy starch crop known as the potato was no longer available to citizens for food, instead the government took the potato’s and used them for aviation gasoline. When defending their homeland the Japanese used inhumane ways of fighting, through the treatment of their soldiers.
No innocent people like the Japanese Americans should have been punished or looked as bad people because of their ancestry. The bombing of Pearl Harbor caused the U.S. to fear the Japanese Americans, so they placed them in internment camps. Japanese Americans shouldn’t of been punished because most of them were born and raised on the West Coast. The condition of the camps were often not pleasant. Japanese Americans were viewed as alien and untrustworthy, and isolated from others.
They decided to attempt a surprise attack on them so they can inflict as much damage as possible as quick as possible. This horrific attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was the reason the United States entered World War II. The following day, December 8, 1941, the United States then declared war on the Japanese. World War II began in 1921, but the Americans were not involved until Japan made this
Finally, if they had just used smaller bombs, it might have been enough to push Japan past their tipping point of following the Bushido code, a code that says that they should never surrender, something that proved costly to both sides, as the Japanese used kamikaze throughout the captures of Midway, Okinawa and Iwo Jima. Because Truman could use other, available options, he did not possess the right to resort to dropping the atomic bombs. Even though America warned Japan about the bombs, they still should not have used them. Japan had no idea of the grand effects caused by the atomic bombs. For instance, when the bomb was dropped the radius of the blast was many times larger than any bomb before it.
Another reason that the argument was effective was due to the president being able to accentuate the lack of morals in our opponent. He was able to show the crowd how many different areas they had wronged, and pointed out that the U.S. had received a letter just one hour afterwards that had no hint of an attack within it. He stated “Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves.” (Roosevelt)
The United State’s annexation of Hawaii in 1898 led to the gradual destruction of the Hawaiian culture and the almost-extinction of native-born Hawaiians. The majority of the Hawaiian natives opposed the annexation of Hawaii and wanted to maintain their sovereignty. Although the Japanese could have taken over the Hawaiian islands if the United States had not, the annexation of Hawaii by the U.S. was unjustified because of the treatment of the monarchy and natives, the infringement of the natives’ self-established culture and government, and the natives’ overwhelming opposition to the U.S’s involvement in Hawaii. From 1795 to 1874, the Kamehameha Dynasty ruled over the kingdom of the Hawaiian islands. Up until the death of Kamehameha III, the U.S. had stayed out of interfering with the islands.
It shows that America’s use of the Atomic Bombs was “of no material assistance in our war against Japan” and that the choice to drop these bombs was a barbaric decision and has had a long lasting effect on all people around the world. People still to this day are afraid of nuclear warfare just like how recently there has been a lot of tension between USA and North Korea and speculation that North Korea is going to use nuclear warfare on
How Did the Tragedy of Pearl Harbor Changed America President Roosevelt announced December 7, 1941, as "A day which will live in infamy"("Attack"1). Pear Harbor was an event that changed the course of our history. The Japanese attack had a huge affect on tons of people in a way that would affect their life 's. Pearl Harbor caused so many people to lose their life 's, led the U.S. to enter WW2, and also cause the economic to change. The three main reasons as to why Japan decided to attack Pearl Harbor were oil embargo imposed by the U.S., Japan wanted to get rid of ships and planes that could possibly foil their expansion attempt and also, the Japanese wanted to invade Indochina. One September 1940, the U.S. put an embargo on Japan by not
After the Doolittle Raid, the Japanese realized the US were still threats to their expansion. Admiral Yamamoto selected to attack the Midway Atoll a US outpost that the US would defend vigorously in order to destroy their fleet once, and for all. The breaking of one of Japan’s secure codes “JN 25”. When the US broke this code, it gave them information about the impending attack on the Midway outpost. Admiral Chester W. Nimitz decided with this information that the fight would be in the air so he left his battleships to the side while keeping the aircraft carriers in fighting shape.
By the time that they received the declaration; Japan had already launched its attack on Pearl Harbour (Source E). There is a strong possibility that Japan delivered the warning ‘late’ on purpose due to the fact that it provided them with the opportunity to cause significant damage to an unprepared and oblivious America. The fact that the Japanese had such a strong fleet of military weaponry and transport substantiates the fact that the
In this paper, I will discuss the signing of Executive Order 9066, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, regarding the Japanese relocation and connecting back to the Pearl Harbor attack, thus, resulting in further negative opinions of both the first generation Japanese and the second generation of Japanese Americans. Event Description: Internment was brought about by a justifiable fear for the security of the nation. Japan had figured out how to pull off the assault on Pearl Harbor, which nobody had thought was conceivable. The possibility that they may assault the West Coast while the US military was still in shock was on everyone’s mind. Secondly, it was caused by racism.