I’ll be comparing and contrasting the similarities and differences between Pearl Harbor and the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11. Although they have many differences, they had some huge similarities. For example, both were huge tragedies that devastated the United States and left thousands of innocent people dead or wounded. The first part of my essay will be my comparison between the two tragedies. My second half will be the differences in these awful events. Some of these similarities and differences you wouldn't even believe like the choices that president George W. Bush made and what happened to all the ships the day that Pearl Harbor occurred. If you want to know what happened keep reading. Aren’t you the least bit curious? I would be if I were you.
On 9/11/2001 had even occurred George W. Bush received a memo that had been handed to him titled “Bin Laden determined to strike in the U.S.” saying, he would be hijacking planes, and possibly targeting New York City. Pearl Harbor could have been avoided as well if only Franklin D. Roosevelt had been more serious about the memo he was given by the naval intelligence stating that Tokyo’s military and spy network was focused on Hawaii just three days before the attack on 12/07/1941.
The attack on Pearl Harbor resulted in a total loss of 2,343 casualties. A total number of servicemen killed was 2,335 and 1,143 were wounded, a total of sixty-eight civilians were also killed as well as thirty-five men
on 9/11/2001 had even occurred George W. Bush received a memo that had been handed to him titled “Bin Laden determined to strike in the U.S.” saying, he would be hijacking planes, and possibly targeting NYC. Pearl Harbor could have been avoided as well if only Franklin D. Roosevelt had been more serious about the memo he was given by the naval intelligence stating that Tokyo’s military and spy network was focused on Hawaii just three days before the attack on 12/07/1941.
The main focus on this essay is “Why Did Japan Attack Pearl Harbor?”. On a normal Sunday morning when the American navy units were busy doing their normal routine work, the Japanese navy planned a surprise attack that stunned the world. This attack was so unpredictable that the entire American navy went in deep shock. Very few of them realized the need to manage and control their position to save the naval power. All the staff and ships that were present at the Pearl Harbor suffered massive loss. Just a couple of hours of bombing gave the Pearl Harbor, a battlefield view with fire and smoke emerging from every corner. The attack left American navy at a loss of 2400 of her best men as well as 21 ships that were either sunk or completely demolished.
On September 11, 2001 and on December 7, 1941 the United States of America was attacked by foreigners. These two events are very important things that have influenced our country and days that will never be forgotten in history. On December 7, 1941 the United States of America was attacked by the Japanese and on September 11, 2001 the United States of America was attacked by islamic terrorists both events were a national disaster. In both events thousands of innocent lives were taken by foreign attackers that entered our country. In the attack on Pearl Harbor around 2,400 people died within a matter of hours and on 9/11 around 3,000 people died. Both events were “sneak attacks” both Pearl Harbor and 9/11 were surprises to the nation. In both events planes were used to attack us the only difference was the location of the attack and date of the attack. In Pearl Harbor japanese planes attacked the battleships on battleship row and in new york city on 9/11, planes were hijacked to crash into the world trade center and also other locations like the pentagon.
December 7, 1941, was on of the worst attacks ever on the United States. Out of that day, 2,403 soldiers were killed in action, 1,178 were wounded in action. Through the misjudgments of numerous U.S. armed forces personnel, the Japanese were able to carry out this terrible attack, which crippled the United States’ Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
December 7, 1941: Attacks on Pearl Harbor: Around November 25, the US intercepted a message of an imminent attack on US soil. In addition, Japan started to move its navy towards Hawaii. Washington’s response to this was a warning to Hawaii, indicating the anticipated attack. However, on December 7, 1941, a fleet on Japanese bombers approached Pearl Harbor with the intent to bomb the navy port. US navy ships were left defenseless as the Japanese torpedoes starting to sink them. Within two hours, US lost eight battleships, two cruisers, and more than a hundred planes. About two thousand soldiers died and one thousand were injured. As a result of this attack, President Roosevelt addressed the Congress, asking for the declaration of war. On
Our nation has faced many acts of terrorism, and hate-filled attacks over the years it has been around. Many have caused destruction, pain to many families, and many Americans to be dead, but out of the countless attacks, two from the many unforgettable and horrendous attacks that our nation has faced was the attack of Pearl Harbor in December 7, 1941 and the attack of the World Trade Centers on September 11, 2001. Both these attacks were caused by hatred for our nation, and superiority feelings. Due to the catastrophic attacks and lives lost, these two events will not be forgotten easily in our nation's history for all the pain caused. The following is how Pearl Harbor compares to the attacks of 9/11 and how
On Sept. 11, 2001, A date that will live in infamy for Americans, terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York City. At 8:48 a.m. flight 11 crashed into the north tower. As it continued to burn a second plane flight 175 carrying 65 people crashed into the south tower around 9:05 a.m.. as smoke and debris fill the air in New York City after one of the World Trade Center towers collapsed. Police officers and rescue workers on the disaster scene in New York are covered in Ash that was two to three inches deep in places. People wandered dazed and terrified, Several firefighters coated with dust sat on the ground gasping for breath. One top fire official was asked if both towers had completely collapsed: "You
³I don¹t think it is an understatement to say that this is the second Pearl Harbor,² Senator Charles Hagel from Nebraska told the Los Angeles Times on September 11, 2001. Pearl Harbor, the sequel, erupted on September 11, 2001 when hijacked planes destroyed the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and parts of the west wing of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Borders into the United States were closed and the FAA shut down all airports across the nation. People all over the county woke up to what at first glance appeared to be video from a blockbuster Hollywood movie like ³Armageddon,² or ³Independence Day.² In reality,
The “list includes 2,335 servicemen and 68 civilians killed, with 1178 wounded. Included are 1104 men abroad the Battleship USS Arizona killed after a 1,760-pound air bomb penetrated into the forward magazine causing catastrophic explosions”. Now the Japanese assaults have been completed, The United States along with Great Britain have declared war in order to return the damage dealt at Pearl Harbour.
NAVY VETERAN: Exactly one day after the attack the military had regained somewhat of a control over Pearl Harbor. We were already close to freeing soldiers stuck in turned over ships and wrecked vessels and had the island surrounded by barbed wire. After a couple of days the a sense of normalcy returned to Pearl Harbor but mainly everyone was a little paranoid about the unexpected and what could happen at any moment. The U.S. was also very angry that they had been defeated and wanted revenge. In no time congress formally declared War on Japan. This war was known as World War Two. It is writing down in history as one of the most deadly wars of all times. This time the U.S. proved there would be no chance in hell they would be defeated again. The U.S. invaded Japan and showed no mercy, attacking them with all their might. The Japanese were
There are many similarities and differences between the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. One attack was committed by terrorists and the other was committed by a government. After Pearl Harbor, we entered a world war, and after the terrorist attacks, we invaded another country. Both Attacks were grave threats to our national security.
December 7th, 1941, was the day 2,403 Americans lost their lives and 1,200 wounded during the Japanese air raid, on Pearl Harbor. On this day, the US Navy lost almost the entire Pacific Fleet in the harbor. After the attack, all the ships were either sunk or severally damaged minus the aircraft carriers. The aircraft carriers luckily were still at sea. The total number of military personnel killed was 2,335, including 2,008 navy personnel, 109 marines, and 218 army. Added to this were 68 civilians, making the total 2403 people dead. 1,177 men alone were from the USS Arizona.
Two thousand four hundred and three Americans were killed and one thousand one hundred and seventy eight were wounded on the early morning of December 7, 1941; when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor (Pearl Harbor Statistics 1). The dropping of the atomic bomb was a reasonable reaction to the atrocities, including the bombing of Pearl Harbor, committed by Japan to many countries. A man named Marine Corporal E.C Nightingale was on the USS Arizona when the Japanese attacked. “The bodies of the dead were thick, and badly burned men were heading for the quarterdeck, only to fall apparently dead or badly wounded. The Major and I went between No. 3 and No. 4 turret to the starboard side and found Lieutenant Commander Fuqua ordering the men over the side and assisting the wounded. Charred bodies were everywhere” (Eyewhitness to History 1). Not only did the Japanese leave the beaches and people of Hawaii in ruins, they have also taken many POWs, especially during WWII, and treated them
According to the book The Pearl Harbor Myth: Rethinking the Unthinkable, the author says the President Roosevelt surprised his advisers twelve days before the attack, by saying the war on Japan was about to begin. So, if Roosevelt knew, why didn’t keep the caution in military bases or the whole country. It was also said that Henry Stimson the secretary of war, noted on his diary that President Roosevelt asked what should they do. The question was should maneuver them into the position of firing the first shot without allowing too much danger for ourselves. Many generations of scholars always disregard Stimson diary and accuse him of writing too fast, or writing about what he believed. Stimson also wrote that by long traditions, our presidents are not seen
The writers and director of Pearl Harbor did, however, have some parts of history correct in their film. Steve Biodrowski states “that U.S. military intelligence should perhaps have done a better job of predicting the attack.” Which is very true and realistic because according to the book; Reflections of Pearl Harbor: An Oral History of December 7, 1941: “The Japanese government began transmitting a fourteen-part encoded message that reached those in charge in Washington, DC, just prior to the scheduled