Causes Of Pearl Harbor

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“Our military thought that they couldn't get to Pearl Harbor, that it was too long a journey from Japan to get there, and they proved us wrong”- Jerry Bruckheimer. This quote helps explains that the United States thought that Japan could not get to the United States.

Pearl Harbor was an attack that came out of nowhere. The first cause of Pearl Harbor is why did Japan bomb the United States. According to “One Thing Leads To Another.” “The tensions between Japan and the United States escalated until the U.S decided to place an embargo on Japan. The embargo blocked Japan from revealing crucial material.(“One Thing Leads To Another.”)
The second cause is why Americans did not think Japan could bomb the United States. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean about 2,000 miles from the United States. (“Pearl Harbor”) The American Military was not excepting Japan to bomb so close to home. (“Pearl Harbor”) Even though the cause of pearl harbor was unclear the attack was horrifying. On December 7th, 1941 Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Japan declared war and had two different ways to attacked Pearl Harbor. Japan mostly attack battleships, carriers, cruisers, and airfields. (Pearl Harbor The Bombs of the Second Wave WWII Hawaii.”) They also invaded airfield throughout Oahu. According to “Pearl Harbor The Bombs of the Second Wave WWII Hawaii.” writes that “However, they also attacked airfields throughout Oahu to destroy the fighters at Wheeler Air Force Base and

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