Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor? If you were threatened by an individual, would you throw the first punch or wait for the attack. This is how Japan felt when they were trying to dominate Asia. On Sunday December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked the United State’s biggest naval base, Pearl Harbor. This attack was a turning point for the United States because this was one factor that brought them into World War II to fight against the Axis Powers.
Furthermore, the United States should do more to compensate the families of those impacted by internment because the recompense provided initially was minimal and should be considered an affront to the memory of the victims. Prior to World War II, the 127,000 Japanese-Americans along America’s west coast (Japanese American Relocation and Internment Camps) were considered just another immigrant group coming to America searching for a better life. However, with the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, this perception soon saw a drastic change. The attack on the US Naval base on December 7th, 1941 left many casualties in its wake. In total over 2,400 were dead, and over 1,000 were injured in the onslaught; the attack also saw the destruction of eight battleships, three light cruisers and destroyers, and four other naval vessels (Civil Rights, Japanese Americans).
The United States´ President Harry S. Truman authorized the launch of the atomic bombs on the cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ending with the life of almost 214.000 people, civilians mostly. However, it is analyzed the necessity of those actions starting of the hypothesis of what was right; therefore, a questionable point of view emerges. USA should not have launched atomic bombs because they caused an unnecessary damage, dead people, damage to the environment and diseases to the citizens.
It also had long lasting effects that still impact Japanese lives. In the newspaper by Jack Doherty headlined ¨Atomic Bomb Fury Hits Japan¨ after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the president said, ¨It was to spare the Japanese people from utter destruction.¨ Yet, look where it has gone and how much damage it had cost Japan. I encourage you to not listen to these statements as if they were true, and right the wrongs the atomic bombs have done to Japan by unjustifying the act and telling others to do so as
Japanese Bombing The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was necessary in order for Japan to surrender, save American lives, and keep the Soviet Union from expanding its influence in Asia. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. held a conference in which they made it official that they were at war with Japan and ready to strike back as soon as possible. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki made the Japanese realize that they couldn’t afford another fatal bombing and cause innocent people to die again so shortly after the bombing, they surrendered to the United States. Soon after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the United States knew that they had to come up with a plan to invade Japan and force them to surrender. 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.
The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is a historical event because it was the first nuclear attack in history. The bombing was against the Japanese because they had a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor destroying and damaging battleships and aircraft carriers. It killed two thousand americans and injured about a thousand more, and from that day forward World War II had just begun. There was two nuclear bombs that were dropped on separate cities, which were Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The first bombing was on Hiroshima, it was August 6, 1945.
The US Military killed thousands of Japan civilians with Napalm Bomb. Napalm bomb is bomb that containing sticky and flammable gel and was used as a weapon by the US Military in World War II. The US Military dropped the napalm bombs to Tokyo to burn 100.000 people. In my opinion, the use of chemical weapons is not appropriate, because chemical weapons have very dangerous effects. Someone who strucks chemical weapons, of course, his nerves and skin will be injured even wounded, and potentially resulting in death.
Was it the Japanese Americans who suddenly became viewed as the enemy? Or, was it our Nation who sunk to a level like the Nazis? By all accounts, December 7th, 1941 started out as a beautiful sunny Sunday morning. Until the sound of low flying planes and explosions filled the area of Pearl Harbor located on Oahu, Hawaii. When the surprise attack had ended, the nation learned of the 2,390 men, women and children who had died.
Pearl Harbor and the attacks on the world trade centers on September 11, 2001 also known as 9/11 were both events where thousands of innocent lives were taken at the hands of foreign attackers that entered our country. In both of these events thousands of lives were ended by foreign terrorists. Pearl Harbor and the attacks on 9/11 are both very symbolic in our nation’s history. First, on December 7, 1941 one the of the nation’s largest naval bases stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii called Pearl Harbor was attacked by surprise by the Japanese in hope of eliminating a large amount of our fleets so Japan could expand. The Japanese destroyed almost 20 American naval vessels, including eight huge battleships, and more than 300 airplanes.
During the second World War (1939-1945) two atomic bombs were dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, it is debatable whether or not these bombs were the appropriate response. I believe that this was the appropriate response because of the horrible crimes the Japanese committed against Americans as well as innocent people during the Rape of Nanking, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and the Bataan Death march, also, the two bombs were the final factors in ending the war, as well as the atomic bombs were the first bomb of their kind, this put the Americans in a position of undeniable power. Without these bombs, the war would’ve only progressed and left behind more casualties and destruction. The Japanese committed horrible crimes against innocent