The Attack On Pearl Harbor

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The attack on Pearl Harbor is known today as a horrible event brought on by revenge and Japan’s need for control. This event is one of the single most important events in American history proving that the Japanese armed services may have been strategically stronger and more powerful at one time. The United States was not involved in WWII; that began with Germany invading Poland. The attack on Pearl Harbor, however, led to the United States’ involvement in World War II. It also brought with it the invention of the atomic bomb, one of the world’s deadliest weapons.

December 7th, 1941 was a day that continues to resonate with every American. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a historic catastrophe that forced the United States to go to war. With the end of World War I, the United States allies included Japan among many other countries; however, Japan had always wanted more territory and more control. Japan and the United States did not have good relations anymore. Japan had already conquered and destroyed several other territories in Asia because of their need for oil and their military was getting stronger and stronger. The United States made the decision to stop the oil trade with Japan which enraged Japanese leaders. Japan still wanted a stronger and better military and they could not do this without “black gold.” After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States began contemplating using their strongest and most dangerous weapon ever, the Atomic bomb.
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