This historical event was more severe than Pearl Harbor, 343 firefighters were lost to the towers, about 3,000 people died, 23 NYC police, 37 PA police officers, died at the world trade center. This terrorist attack led by Al-Qaeda (Osama Bin Laden leader) took place in three parts of the country, the second was Washington D.C. where the pentagon was struck by a commercial airliner a total of 125 military personnel and civilians were killed in this attack. The third happened in Pennsylvania, the four hijackers never made it to their destination due to 41 courageous passengers who fought back the terrorists and cause the plane to crash in a field in western Pennsylvania. World trade 7 was the city's command center, burned for 7 hours and collapsed at 5:20pm, to this day no knows who gave the authority to evacuate that building before it ever collapsed. President George w. Bush addressed the matter saying “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.” This lead to a war in Iraq and Afghanistan to combat the Taliban and the terrorist organization led by Osama bin Laden Al-Qaeda. Despite the great losses that the Americans faced, many stayed courageous and strong in a
I was born on April 4, 1997 in Houston, Texas. On this day, NASA’s space shuttle, Columbia 22, was launched. The price of gas on this day was $1.203 and the federal minimum wage was $5.15 an hour. The median family income was $36,210 per year. The most popular song that week was wannabe by the Spice Girls. The temperature on this day had a high of 76° and a low of 69°.
On September 11, 2001 and on December 7, 1941 the United States of America was attacked by foreigners. These two events are very important things that have influenced our country and days that will never be forgotten in history. On December 7, 1941 the United States of America was attacked by the Japanese and on September 11, 2001 the United States of America was attacked by islamic terrorists both events were a national disaster. In both events thousands of innocent lives were taken by foreign attackers that entered our country. In the attack on Pearl Harbor around 2,400 people died within a matter of hours and on 9/11 around 3,000 people died. Both events were “sneak attacks” both Pearl Harbor and 9/11 were surprises to the nation. In both events planes were used to attack us the only difference was the location of the attack and date of the attack. In Pearl Harbor japanese planes attacked the battleships on battleship row and in new york city on 9/11, planes were hijacked to crash into the world trade center and also other locations like the pentagon.
September 11, 2001 was a tragic part of history for the United States of America. On September 11, four planes crashed down by hijackers at the Pentagon, the Twin Towers, and a Pennsylvania field. The Pentagon and World Trade Center were the primary buildings where the Al Qaeda wanted to attack. The White House was another target, however they never made it. Later that night, President George W. Bush gave a speech about 9/11 in the Oval Office. George W. Bush inspired America of their safety and security of his confident tone, religious beliefs,word choice.
Beginning of the year in 1941, FDR decided that the Pacific Fleet would move to Hawaii from San Diego in the hopes of discouraging the invasion of the Japanese. Negotiations between Washington and Tokyo had been going on for several months without a resolution. On July 2, 1941, the Imperial High Command was tired of negotiations with the United States and needed to proceed with their development within Asia even with the embargo in place and meaning it would be at a high risk of war with the US.  Therefore, the Japanese had deceived the United States, ignored the arbitration, and moved forward with their plans. The United States had hoped that this restrictive embargo would halt Japan’s assault as negotiations had continued well into November.
9/11 and Pearl Harbor were two national disasters that affected the United States greatly. The Pearl Harbor attack was located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii and happened on December 7,1941 at 7:00 am when the air force was out doing drills. The 9/11 attack then was in Manhattan, New york on September 11, 2001 at about 8:00 am. These two attacks on our nation happened years apart, yet are so similar.
On September 11th 2001, the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out terrorist attacks against the United States. Two planes were flown into the World Trade Center twin towers. The third hit the Pentagon outside Washington, and the final plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people were killed as a result, and this tragic event defined the presidency of George W. Bush (History.com Staff). Shortly after the attacks, President Bush delivered a powerful speech that helped unify the American people, defy the terrorists, and call the citizens to action. In his 9/11 speech, President Bush successfully uses rhetorical devices to address the terrorism, unite people, and give hope to his audience.
Pearl Harbor, the beginning of the war between Japan and the United States, was the start of dreadful war organized by Japanese aircraft. The attack was a withheld, destructive attack against the United State's naval base in Hawaii. This attack on December 7, 1941 was originally a plan to conquer the Dutch East Indies without being interrupted by the U.S. Pacific fleet. The Japanese were tired of negotiations with the United States, they wanted to continue their expansion, but the United States had placed an extremely restrictive embargo on Japan in the hopes of curbing Japan's aggression. This terrible ambush resulted in the United State's entry into World War II. The aerial attacks were sent in two waves, this resulted in the sinking of multiple U.S. Battleships, Destroyers, Cruisers, and Auxiliaries, which led to thousands of U.S. personnel casualties and many wounded army, marines, and navy soldiers including many citizens.
In 1776 the British colonies commonly referred to as the “Thirteen Colonies” broke away from their motherland of Great Britain with Declaration of Independence. From Treaty of Paris in 1793 and onward the colonies were known as the United States of America. The 19th and 20th centuries brought the inclusion of 37 states into the Union as the country expanded from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific across the North American landscape. During that same time, two pivotal events in American History took place. The first event being the Civil War (1861-1865) in which the Union, comprised of northern states crushed a secessionist rebellion of eleven southern states to preserve their “peculiar institution” of slavery. The other event was the Great Depression,
On December 7, 1941 an attack on Pearl Harbor occurred. The japanese navy air service surprisingly attacked the United States naval base located on Hawaiian Territory. As a result, the united states entered world war 2. The US and Japan had been in conflict with each other for a while now. Japan then decided to attack pearl harbor for multiple reasons. Some reasons were due to the oil embargo, the us fleet expansion, and Japan's desire for a new world order.
Tension emerged between the United States and Japan. On December 7, 1941, Japanese fighter planes attacked the United States naval base located in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii. The United States was completely blindsided. Pearl Harbor was their least suspected place for an attack to take place, so their naval base was very weak, making it an irresistible target for Japan. Over 2,000 United States sailors and soldiers died, and 1,000 were wounded. American ships and airplanes were destroyed. The United States took action against Japan and joined World War II. There was a great population of Japanese-Americans on the West Coast of the United States, which caused ongoing fear and suspicion. President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which
Almost immediately after joining the fight, the emperor sent his troops out to French Indochina to expand his rule. This decision backfired when the United States (US) and Great Britain reacted by withholding oil and steel. Because Japan relied on these resources, Hirohito decided to gather his military and send them to take over the Dutch East Indies, which had an abundance of oil. This choice brought about a battle between Japan and the US with Great Britain. After a year, he allowed the government to carry out their forming plan of attacking America. On December 7th, 1941 Japan attacked and bombed the US naval base located at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. Only one day later, the US joined the war out of hostility toward and damage from the Japanese. Through Hirohito's rule, Japan began to expand and gain more military power. Japan had land in the Dutch East Indies, British Singapore, New Guinea, and the Philippines. The feeling of victory came upon Japan; joining the war started to look like a beneficial choice for the
The attack by the Japanese on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii was during the time of World War II. The Japanese attack was a surprise to the U. S. because many Americans had been killed and injured. The Japan’s military hoped to cripple the United States Pacific Fleet in order to
Shortly before 8am on Sunday 7 December 1941 , the first of two waves of Japanese aircraft launched a devastating attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet, moored in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The raid, which came with no warning and no declaration of war, destroyed four battleships, leaving an additional 4 damaged in merely two hours. The attack destroyed 188 US aircraft, killed more than 2,400 Americans, and injured another 1,200 . Although remembered as “the day that will live in infamy”, the exact reason behind the attack on Pearl Harbor still remains unknown. Some believe that the Japanese were galvanized by Germany to attack the United States because of the assumption that the United States would be unable to concentrate all of its resources toward the fight with Japan. Germany desired assistance in the fight during World War II and, because of that, nearly guaranteed the United States’ defeat if Japan attacked. On the other side, it is believed that the Japanese prompted the Pacific war with the attack on Pearl Harbor in order to eliminate their primary competitor for resources in the Pacific and fulfill its destiny of creating a “greater East Asian co-prosperity sphere” .
The event that brought forth the Idea to attack japan and destroy the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was Pearl Harbor. Japan had a history of executing surprise attacks before declaring war; one main example is when japan invaded Port Arthur in the Russo- Japanese war which would prove to be very successful . Many books were written prior to 1941 predicting an invasion of the Hawaiian Islands to gain access to the United States mainland including ‘The conflict of nations’, and ‘The valor of ignorance’ . The United States saw the military base on Hawaii as a point of power in the pacific and a last defense of their home land. Japan saw Hawaii as at point of expansion and an easy way for the United States to launch an attack on them. Attacking Pearl Harbor was not the original plan for japan. Japan wanted to bring the United States to them, but Japanese commander- in –Chief Isoroku Yamomoto pushed for an attack on the United States .pearl harbor was the home to the United States naval fleet and many fuel reserves. One of the main objects of japan was to destroy aircraft carriers and sink battle ships to put the United States fleet out of action and to discourage the people of the United States to not join the World War. The Japanese army spent over a year planning the attack and training pilots. The Japanese even created special torpedoes to operate in pear harbors shallow waters .