earA Rhetorical look at Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation Given by Franklin Delano Roosevelt David Thayer English 112 This speech was in relations to the horrible and reprehensive attack on Midway. It was the start of the Unites States in World War II (WWII). The influence this speech had on the American people was of great importance to the acceptance of our entrance to the war. It showed that by allowing the people to know the gravity of this incident it would get their approval. President Roosevelt used Pathos and Logos to attract the nation to the idea that if we did not act swiftly with force we would get attacked again and many more innocent lives would be taken.
It is important to United States History as it marks the first time war had been brought to the country’s shores. It ended the belief that the United States was untouchable because of its distance from other worldly powers and it propelled the country into the spotlight as a world power to be reckoned with. In the early morning hours of December 7th 1941 an intelligence report was obtained by United States government officials indicating that an attack on a United States port by the Japanese was imminent. But the information was not passed on to officials at Pearl Harbor until after the attack was already in progress. The attack came in two waves, the first of which consisted of 183 planes and the second of which consisted of 167 additional planes.
The atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August, 1945, brought World War II to a close. However, it is debated as to whether or not these bombings were absolutely necessary in order to force Japan into surrender. Japan experienced many victories after the bombing of Pearl Harbour in 1941, yet it was both the American desire to avenge Pearl Harbour; the terms of the Potsdam Declaration, Japanese unwillingness to accept unconditional surrender – and Allied refusal to discuss alternative surrender terms; and the desire to end the war whilst also saving numerous American lives, that ultimately led to the use of atomic weaponry. Several alternative methods had been considered by the Allies, and these methods have been discussed by historians in regards to their possible effectiveness at concluding the war, and as such whether the use of atomic bombs was inevitable. Rather than employing the atomic bombs, the Allies could have continued with incendiary bombings, planned an invasion of the home islands, and employed the strength of the USSR in order to force Japan into surrender.
Model Essay Student’s Name Section Number Why the Atomic Bombs Saved Japan. The decision to use nuclear weapons to stop the War in the Pacific by President Harry S. Truman in August, 1945 remains controversial to this day. Most of Truman’s critics, the so-called revisionist historians, argue that Japan wanted to surrender and had already been defeated, making the use of atomic bombs unnecessary. They say the bombs were used mainly to demonstrate America’s power to intimidate the Soviet Union. The historians who support Truman, sometimes called the traditionalists, agree that Japan had been defeated but argue that Japan was not ready to surrender and was, in fact, preparing for one last great battle that would have cost millions of lives.
This was the day that the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. They did this without warning and without a formal declaration of war. As a result of this attack, more than 2000 Americans were killed, along with over a thousand being wounded. The attack was meant to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Japanese were planning in Southeast Asia. This led to the U.S. to abandon their support for non-interventionism, declaring war on Japan and entering World War II.
Both I think backfired somewhat because they caused America to come together and fight the enemy. On a calm Sunday morning on December 7, 1941, the Japanese shocked the world by bombing the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. The bombing happened because the U.S. Pacific Fleet based in Pearl Harbor could foil their plans to attack the American mainland. As insurance, the Japanese navy undertook an operation to cripple the Pacific Fleet by a surprise air attack. It succeeded.
After the Attack on the United States by the Japanese, the citizens of the United States viewed the world differently. Even after Japan concluded that it seemed useless to continue existing diplomatic negotiations just one hour after Japanese air squadrons bombed the American Island of Oahu. After the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941, Franklin Delano Roosevelt the Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy gave his speech to the nation using ethos, logos, and pathos to convince the nation that going to war with Japan was necessary. ! !
The barren island is a strategic location for the American navy and would be the spot of one of the greatest sea battles in which the Americans would force Japan to go on the defensive. The sneak attack prior to Midway at Pearl harbour left Japan as the superior force in the Pacific which helped Japan capture various territories such as Korea, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The victory at the battle of Midway was crucial in turning the tides of the Pacific war and helped pave the way to an American victory. On December 7th, 1941, A Japanese fleet under the command of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto attacked a U.S. Pacific fleet located at Pearl Harbour. The aim of the Japanese navy was to cripple the Pacific fleet of the U.S. by targeting the series of battleships at the southern tip of the island.
Leading up to Pearl Harbor, the U.S., along with Britain, East Indies and the Netherlands, formed an oil and steel agreement against Japan that did not allow these materials to be traded with them, this embargo later caused major panic in Japan due to the restricted resources. The attack on Pearl Harbour occurred on the island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii. It was here that the seven naval ships (of eight) were heavily damaged by the torpedoes and bombs dropped from the Japanese’s aeronautic surprise attack. The attack on Pearl Harbour was a major tactical victory by the Japanese, however as a result of the attack, the United States declared war on the Empire of Japan, resulting in the declaration of war from Germany and Italy; opposing the United States. This tactical feat included multiple significant leaders; Chuichi Nagumo and Isoroku Yamamoto were the Commanders/Leaders of the attack.
What could have caused these events to occur during WWII? Wartime hysteria was a rather symptom that many people of the US experienced during WWII. Wartime hysteria was the paranoia about the residents/citizens of Japanese culture, wondering whether they would turn on the US or not. Because of the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Empire on December 7th, 1941, wartime hysteria made sense. There were false reports of the Japanese spying and planning the Pearl Harbor attack, so the hysteria pushed the US government to start relocating innocent residents into camps.