Compare And Contrast Pearl Harbor And 9/11 Attacks

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The United States in no doubt has suffered some of the most severe attacks in history. I will attempt to describe again on two events with similar affects to our great nation. There is also no doubt that America has been in the cross hairs of many nations that do not have the freedom that we have today. When America thinks about being attacked there are two the will come to Americans mind. Those attacks that happened on American soil where American blood was shed by the thousands. The two attacks that haunt American minds when talked about are; the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 from the Japanese, and September 11, 2001 when America was attacked by Al Qaida terrorist. In 1940, under the Export Control Act, the U.S. halted shipments of airplanes, parts, machine tools, and aviation gasoline, which Japan saw as an unfriendly act and was angered from these actions. In the following year, President Franklin Roosevelt would halt oil exports which would further more make the Japanese angry. Although the America was worried about the Japanese conducting such an operation, many believed it would never happen. Japan had moved a navy fleet towards the Pacific. The attack would involve over three hundred planes. The plan of the Japanese was to destroy the Navy fleet in Hawaii with total surprise. America never so it…show more content…
On a normal American morning, Al Qaida terrorist hijacked four airliners, crashing two into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, one airplane into the Pentagon, and another was crashed by brave American citizens in an open farm to prevent furthermore damage. Once again, America had been blindsided. Just like Pearl Harbor, the signs were there and once again ignored. Who would think that Al Qaida terrorist would have the capabilities to hijack four airplanes and crash them into buildings such as the Twin

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