American Citizens wanted justice for the horror that happened the night of the attack. Many wanted Japanese to pay for the crimes they committed and FDR wanted that very much as well. He wanted to do a bombing raid on Japanese soil because japan would least expect it. So, the war went on with the goal to punish japan for what they did. The united states were not standing on the sidelines anymore, The goal was to get to Japanese territory and force them to surrender, but in order to get their territory American had to get through the Pacific Ocean which was heavily guarded by Japanese
This means that despite the impacts of the war, many in America still believed that America’s role (and the best way to achieve its interests) was by leaving other nations alone. This is because the war was extremely unpopular. Many Americans did not trust that President Wilson campaigned for reelection on a platform of anti-war, but then got the United States involved. They also distrusted that he had promised a just peace in his fourteen point plan, but ended up with secret land deals and a punishing Treaty of Versailles, as opposed to a rehabilitory treaty. As a result, the irreconcilables in Congress voted multiple times to strike down the League of Nations.
We chose them because of the prejudice that traditional americans felt towards them and also because of pearl harbor. The people of Japanese descent started migrating to the United states in the 1870’s when for the first time in became legal to leave the nation of Japan, people were skeptical about the incoming immigrants and what they bring to the table and if they are true americans. The people thought that Japanese were more disturbing than the Western Europeans who they felt kinship with. Pressures were at an all time high when in 1924, the United states Congress passed the Immigration act that restricted immigration from Europe and barred it altogether from Japan. The pre-1924 immigrants were called the issei or first generation and their American born offspring were called the Nisei or
However, it was clear that they had no choice; Germany was obviously incapable of undergoing more war. If Germany were to be invaded by the Allies, it would’ve been very difficult for them to defend themselves since they had been weakened by the war. Furthermore, Germany hadn’t taken part in the Paris peace conference; only the winning countries had been allowed to participate. When Germany had signed the armistice in 1918, they had thought they were accepting the fourteen point peace plan formulated by the USA President Wilson. Since this peace plan was based on fair and democratic ideas, Germany thought the Treaty would also be honest, but when, the 7th May 1919, the Treaty was put ahead of the German government, their expectations were proved
While war can be seen as a way to gain land, wealth, and power, it ends up not benefiting either side. The inhumanity found in humans that is shown in war, changes both the aggressors and the victims’ lives in a negative way. Humans often lose sight of what is most important in life: survival; therefore some focus all of their attention towards what is needed to make them “fulfilled”, and sometimes have to take down others in order to get their way. Hitler was enraged that the Germans lost WWI, and blamed the loss of the war on the citizens of Germany being unpatriotic and
The Treaty of Versailles, a document of all the demands Germany had to fulfil due to them being ‘responsible’ for World War 1. The Treaty was said to be dictated by three countries, France, England and the United States. Many countries believed that the demands were to extreme and not well thought out, even the English Prime minister and the president of the United States had worries about the impact it would have on Germany. Even though these three countries stood together to create a punishment for Germany in the end, the French PM Georges Clemenceau got his way the most. Which didn’t bring the German people much joy as his way of dealing with the aftermath of WW1 was revenge paid in all what Germany had to offer.
(Shuter& Kelly, 2007) The Fascist believed that western values dominated the world and their ways were morally wrong. They saw the policy of keeping peace with the west as weak and did not want Japan to be dependent in the west for raw materials. As they believed in nationalism, they wanted Japan self sufficient by trading and be a strong nation and using propaganda they try and convinced the Japanese people that western ways were wrong. This help them to a certain extent as some people truly believe and were convince by them but one other way Fascism became more powerful in Japan is in the education system. In the 1850s, half the men and a seventh of the women in Japan were literate and by 1920s, farmers could read and write.
During the war against Japan we dropped two nukes to defeat them and many people believed that it was over the top and unnecessary because they were on the edge of giving up. Like in document 7 when James Byrnes said “Japan was essentially defeated and that we could win the war in another six months.” (James Byrnes) This was simply not true in document 2 H. H. Arnold said, “Nevertheless the abrupt surrender of Japan came more or less as a surprise; for we had figured we would probably have to drop about 4 atomic bombs” (General H. H. Arnold) this is perfect evidence of how Japan was not willing to give up easily, because he was a General and the Commander of the American Army Air Force. So, Arnold would be able to know how war works better than anyone and if he believes that Japan would need four nukes to end the war, it means they would not give up easily. We even gave Japan a warning of the incoming bomb before it happened, like in document 5 “We call upon the Government of Japan to proclaim now the unconditional surrender of all Japanese armed forces, and to provide proper and adequate assurances of their good faith in such actions. The alternative for Japan is prompt and utter destruction...” (Potsdam Declaration) The Potsdam Declaration warned the Japanese of impending doom but still they fought on without the outlook to give
I strongly disagree with the internment of Japanese-Americans because it was unconstitutional, the Japanese-Americans showed loyalty by volunteering to fight in the 442nd combat team, and because of the hypocrisy of the situation. The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941 brought the United States into World War II. This brought worry and disgust from American citizens, towards the Japanese Americans and caused the passing of Executive Order 9066. The executive order imprisoned 110,000 of citizens in internment camps. Internment is a less ruinous word then prison.
Even though at first, the United States were not planning on fighting in the war, because of the Japanese bomber planes bombing Pearl Harbor, the America had no choice but to fight in the war. If America was to stay neutral in the war for much longer, then it would have led to a lot more victims, and the citizens of America would have started a protest telling their president to join the battle. American joining World War II meets the entire requirements needed to be supported by the just war theory. Because her own people were attacked in her own country, America had made a declaration to fight against the Axis powers: Germany, Japan, and Italy teaming up with the Allied Powers: Great Britain, France, Soviet Union, and China. Although the United States might have been fueled by revenge, she also had to protect herself because it would be a matter of time before the Axis powers targeted them.