How To Prevent Pearl Harbor

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On December 7th, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese. The attack on Pearl Harbor angered the U.S. and it immediately brought us into the war. “The attack killed 2,403 U.S. personnel, including 68 civilians, and destroyed or damaged 19 U.S. Navy ships, including 8 battleships.”(National WW2 Museum). There were many factors that had apart in the destruction of Pearl Harbor most of them could have been prevented with a simple command. Very little preparations were made for if there was an attack on Pearl Harbor. Even though the U.S. was expecting an attack on Pearl Harbor. Simple negotiations were turned down by the U.S. which angered the Japanese government.

One of the most important parts of this attack was that it came …show more content…

Roosevelt called December 7, "...a date which will live in infamy." (Franklin D. Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor Speech.) On December 11, Germany and Italy declared war on the United States, dragging us into a global conflict. Seven months after the attack, The United States later dropped two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, forcing Japan and their Axis Alliance partners to completely surrender on August 14, 1945. Scientists based in the United States had only recently discovered how to split an atom and before that energy could be channeled into a positive use, a bomb was created from it. This atom bomb was dropped on the two Japanese cities of Hiroshima and …show more content…

to stay out of their war with Southeast Asia. The United States took that as a calling out and entered the World War II with determination. To punish Japan after Pearl Harbor, the U.S. cut all trade with them. Stopping there access to oil and rubber effected Japan's war efforts, they needed supplies for their tanks, ships and airplanes (Independent). The United States was the only thing standing in Japan's way to conquer Southeast Asia and western Pacific Ocean (Independent). The U.S. did the best they could to sabotage Japanese war efforts. The Japanese knew that after Pearl Harbor, Americans determination for revenge would be at its peak and the only possible way to defeat them would be invading other countries and taking

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