The Bombing Of Pearl Harbor

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The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii on December 7, 1941 at 7:50 AM on a Sunday morning. There were over 3500 Navy, Army, and Marine troops killed. Four battleships were sunk and many military vessels were heavily damaged. The U.S. and Japan had not yet declared war and the U.S. military divisions were not on any type of wartime alert.
Before Pearl Harbor, the country was divided and not all Americans wanted to be a part of World War II. After Pearl Harbor, the support for the war became unanimous. The attack ensured America 's entrance into the war. Pearl Harbor made Americans passionate about the war and provoked a joint effort by all, at home and overseas.
Pearl Harbor, conducted by Japanese aircrafts was the bloody beginning of an awful war between Japan and the United States. It was unannounced, brutal attack on the United States naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. December 7, 1941 was a normal day for the U.S. battleships crew.The arrival of Japanese aircraft was quite a surprise, despite the alerts restricting the sailors to leave the ship. The sailors thought the arriving aircraft overhead was just another demonstration by navy fliers, however when explosions started rocking the harbor, the American crews knew it was not a drill.
President Franklin D.thought that there could be an attack by the Japanese. As the United States began to fear more and more the Japanese attack, they increased peace negotiations, which occurred up until about November 27,…

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