The purpose of this investigation is to evaluate how the attack on Pearl Harbor wasn’t a surprise to Roosevelt and the United States. The main body of evidence will investigate what events lead up to the attack, diplomatic relations between Japan and the U.S., and the resulting factors of the attack. Evidence will include eyewitness accounts and newly released top secret documents. Documents will be analyzed in regards to their value, origin, purpose, and limitation in order to properly evaluate the evidence. Documents include a book containing top secret documents, letters, and theories written by Robert Stinnett as well as evidence from the U.S. Army Board. An analysis of these documents and a summary of evidence
The past 120 years have brought many changes, as well as surprises, to the United States of America. There have been inventions such as the automobile, the airplane, the television and even travel in space. There have been changes like the World Wars, Prohibition, the Great Depression and the cold war. Through the years, the American people have encountered joy, peace, and tragedy. One of the greatest tragedies experienced by Americans occurred on Sunday, December 7, 1941, the bombing of Pearl Harbor Naval Base. One could consider this incident the first act of terrorism against America. The attack and defeat of the United States at Pearl Harbor forced America into World War II. This single act left a tremendous impact on society and is
The morning of December 7th 1941 is a day that will never be forgotten. It is a day to remember and a day, which will live in infamy . The Japanese navy decided to launch a surprise attack to destroy the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, because Japan wanted to stop the US pacific fleet from interfering with Japanese military activities that Japan had planned in Southeastern Asia. The Japanese thought that doing such an exercise would scare the US away from the Asia pacific region, but all it did was make things worse because shortly after, the US made Japan a major enemy during the war, and became determined to Japan at all costs. The attack on Pearl Harbor is what ultimately led to Japan’s downfall and its destruction instead of
On December 7th 1941 at 8:00am hundreds of Japanese fighter aeroplanes attacked the American naval Base at pearl harbour in Hawaii. The battle lasted just two hours, but it was shocking. The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels
on December 7, 1941, Japan launched their attack on Pearl Harbor. Japanese planes filled the sky over Pearl Harbor and dropped bombs and shot bullets onto the vessels below. There was a 1,800-pound bomb dropped onto the deck of the USS Arizona, which landed in her forward ammunition magazine. The battleship USS Arizona exploded and sank with more than 1,000 men that were trapped inside the ship. The battleship USS Oklahoma was hit with torpedoes. It lost her balance, flipped onto her side, and eventually slipped underwater with 400 sailors inside. The USS Arizona, USS Oklahoma, USS California, USS West Virginia, USS Utah, USS Maryland, USS Pennsylvania, USS Tennessee, and USS Nevada had all experienced serious damage by the time the attack was over. The USS Arizona and USS Utah were the only two battleships that were not eventually
23607352 Apart from the political aspects behind the main motivations to initiate the attack, the strategic implications that Pearl Harbor had on Japan’s potential use of the Paciﬁc is a factor too large to ignore. Home to the United States paciﬁc ﬂeet, Pearl Harbor at the time had some of the United States Navy’s key ships anchored in her harbor. Of the more than 90 ships at anchor in Pearl Harbor, the primary targets were the eight battleships anchored there. Seven were moored on Battleship Row along the southeast shore of Ford Island while the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) lay
President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his war speech and asserted December 7, 1941 as, “a date which will live in infamy.” The United States’ naval bases stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii were struck by Japanese planes intentionally and promptly. The news of this attack on the Pearl Harbor shocked the world. It was devastating to the nation that were still in the throes of depression. Witnesses of this event painted a portrait of a nation stunned, but determined to rise again. The United States’ government had not disclosed a Pearl Harbor story to the public--that the U.S. had failed to act on advance information about a planned Japanese attack. Japan 's move against the United States was audacious enough to be considered no more than a slight possibility, although the potential for an attack had been widely discussed.
On December 7, 1941 Japan stealthily attacked the U.S. Naval base located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii resulting in many casualties. This IMC plan will outline the objectives, strategies and tactics in order to promote awareness of the attacks as well as develop positive community involvement.
Everybody makes mistakes, there’s no denying this fact. However, some mistakes can cause detrimental effects that if not fixed, could impact an individual on a vast scale. On December 7th, 1941, tragedy overtook the entirety of America. Thousands of innocent sailors, soldiers, and citizens died on this day now known as the attack on Pearl Harbor. Despite the fact that Pearl Harbor was known as an overwhelming victory for Japan, their mistake of attacking America would lead to an event that would change the fate of World War II forever. Pearl Harbor marked the beginning of the Axis’ downfall with an attack that brought the United States into the war which affected Japan, Germany, and caused Japanese Americans to be mistreated throughout the war, jeopardizing the relationship between the two countries for decades to come.
It is no question that people living in the United States in this current generation blame the Japanese for the attack on Pearl Harbor and will seize any opportunity to bring it up as an insult. However, do they consider why the Japanese did it? What was their reason for committing such an act? Why would Japanese soldiers give up their lives for such an act? It is never brought up and dismissed as if they were simply soulless monsters who attacked the U.S. out of hate. Another thing people don’t consider is the time this attack occurred: World War II— a time of war. The Japanese had a reason for such a risky attack and it was not an easy decision for them to make. This is not to justify their actions, but rather to take in consideration of the time period and making it clear as to why it was a reasonable decision to the Japanese at the time.
There are not two more tragic dates in the last century that reside in the collective American psyche than that of December 7, 1941, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and September 11, 2001. On these dates, two surprise attacks on American civilians and military personnel showcased U.S. vulnerability to outside forces and united a nation against those that wished to harm her. Both horrific events have many similarities and many differences in regards to who carried out the attacks, what the objectives were for the attacks, and the American response after these infamous dates occurred. Unlike September 11, 2011, where a terrorist organization utilized U.S. civilian aircraft to attack the Pentagon, New York, and intended to attack targets in the nation?s Capitol (the last plane crashed into a field in rural Pennsylvania after the passengers attempted to retake control of their plane from the terrorists), on December 7, 1941, the nation of Japan audaciously attacked the U.S. naval fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Over the years, there are many questions relating to the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941. The main question is was the attack of Pearl Harbor provoked or was it an act of miscalculations? Some say President Franklin Roosevelt provoked the Japanese to attack Pearl Harbor, others say that government officials did not interpret the Japanese warnings incorrectly.
It all happened on Sunday the 7th of December 1941, the Japanese began their attack on the American in Oahu on Pearl Harbour. Within two hours within two hours the Japanese had destroyed more than half of America’s equipment including their aircrafts and ships etc. Only chance saved three aircrafts.