Effects Of Pearl Harbor On Wwii And Us

1757 Words Apr 3rd, 2016 8 Pages
Cem Tinmaz
Ms. Klein
History 1-2
The effects of Pearl harbor on WWII and US
“Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. We will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God.” (Franklin D. Roosevelt). Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered this speech, to the people of America, After the attack of Pearl Harbor. The Pearl Harbor was attacked by 353 Japanese fighter planes, bombers, and torpedo planes that were launched from 6 aircraft carriers. The Attack By the Japanese naval and air forces resulted in 3581 casualties, 188 aircraft destroyed, and three cruisers, 3 destroyers, and an anti-aircraft training ship, with a mine layer. The next day United States declared war on Japan,and sided with the Allies which officially entered the United States into the World War II. While some argue that Pearl Harbor had a negative effect on the US and WWII, the truth is that Pearl harbor had a positive effect because it led to the US joining the WWII and also led to the allies winning the war against the axis powers, It had a positive effect because it led to the US’s galvanization and the US would never have increased their arsenal with Atomic weapons.

WWII most likely would have been lost to the Allies if the US didn 't help in the war effort. As Robert Higgs argued in the website of Mises Institute, the US was…

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