Why Did Pearl Harbor Happen

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Do you remember the saying, “remember Pearl Harbor”? My paper will be talking about Pearl Harbor. Why Pearl Harbor happened, how Pearl Harbor happened and the lasting impact of the attack on Pearl Harbor. What was Japan thinking? Japan, at this time, relied on fossil fuels from The United States. However, The United States cut off trades with Japan due to Japan’s obsession with becoming rich (Doerr, Paul Walker). Japan tried to cripple The United States by targeting its Navy. The United States and its Navy had the power to block Japan’s expansion in Asia (Doerr, Paul Walker). Japan tried to cause severe and disabling damage to United States’ Navy fleet (Parrish, Ann). This is what Japan was thinking. When was the attack launched by Japan on Pearl Harbor? The attack occurred on December 7, 1941. This was due, in large part, to General Tojo becoming the leader of Japan, which occurred in October 1941 (Doerr, Paul Walker). 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? Early…show more content…
Japan attacked the U.S. because we had the power to block Japan’s expansion into Asia. We also stopped trade with them; which led to Japan attacking the U.S. Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Their plans started in October 1941; when they attacked Pearl Harbor it was by surprise. During Pearl Harbor, Japan sent 350 Aircraft and 33 ships against the U.S. The USS Arizona and the USS Missouri were destroyed. My maternal great-grandfather was one of the original Navy Seals in WWll; if Pearl Harbor had never happened, I may not even exist. Imagine what the world would be like if Pearl Harbor had never
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