The Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

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On December 7, 1941 -- the day that will always be commemorated as “the date which will live in infamy” by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- the Japanese unexpectedly attacked the United States’ naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This crippling attack caused many American casualties, and American citizens quickly became filled with fury and abhorrence; the detestation that swallowed the hearts of the American citizens was shown through President Roosevelt’s expeditious appeal to Congress to declare war against Japan. The attack on Pearl Harbor was an unforgettable day in history and directly affected the United States involvement in World War Two and the patriotism of the United States’ citizens.
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese
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Hatred swept the nation as the citizens became aware to the attack. President Roosevelt called December 7, 1941 “a date which will live in infamy” (“Depression”). The United States has honored and will continue to honor the fallen heroes of this notorious attack that impacted everyone in the country. The following day, Germany and Italy, Japan’s allies declared war on the United States, and Americans were plunged into World War Two, shouting the slogan “Remember Pearl Harbor” (Parrish). The United States came together, leaving the past behind, and united as one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt received approval from Congress to get involved in World War Two. The United States was already close to joining the war, but in an attempt to preserve its stance of isolation and neutrality, it had only committed to sending war supplies to Allied forces. Just hours after Invasion, Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan (Samantha). America’s involvement before the attack was limited, but when the Japanese planes released those deadly bombs upon the base in Hawaii, they unleashed an unwanted beast, loathing and ravenous for revenge. On December 8, President Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war against Japan. The declaration passed with just one dissenting vote (“America”). Mostly every citizen of the United States felt that retaliation was needed, so

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