The Discovery Of Pearl Harbor

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Connor Baird Pearl Harbor Introduction Pearl Harbor is a very important event in history because it affected the whole world by bringing the United States into WWII, and also changed the way the United States viewed their enemies. On December 7, 1941 one of the worst attacks ever on the United States occurred. More than 3,000 people lost their lives or were injured that morning, and the attack propelled us into war against the Axis Powers. Through the terrible misjudgement of numerous U.S. military personnel, the Japanese were able to carry out this terrible attack, which crippled the United States ' Pacific Fleet in the Naval base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. History On December 7, 1941, one of the biggest disasters in United States history occurred. Truthfully, this was and is, “A date which will live in infamy.”(Costello), but for the trickery used by the Government and Franklin D. Roosevelt. To him this was a game of strategy and self-defense. Roosevelt sacrificed over 2400 American naval soldiers’ lives, thanks to his power as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. By over-looking the facts of an attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor, he was able to control both the political and economic systems of the United States. Most of American life before the Pearl Harbor bombing believed in the idea of not participating in political or economic relations with other countries. The only way United States countrymen would stand up and fight in what was know as then as Europe’s War.
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