Document C states the U.S placed an embargo on Japan (stopped trading Japan oil). Japans need for oil caused the Japanese to attack because without the
On August 9, 1945, President Harry Truman decided to drop and atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. A few days later, this resulted in Japan surrendering and World War II ending. So, the United States dropping the atomic bomb resulted in efficiently ending the war and saving more lives. If we didn’t drop those bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a full-scale invasion would’ve been necessary and in result, more lives would’ve been lost as the Japanese never surrender. Another thing that I believe is if that if America didn't drop the bomb on Japan, they could have, The Americans would have lost many more troops; they could have been weakened in the sense of that their military could have been reduced drastically.
FDR took a different approach with Japan, he viewed the German threat more prevalent than the Japanese. He strategy was to strangle the island into submission through an economic war. Japan was completely dependent on imports and raw materials from other countries, mainly the US to keep the production of wartime materials. In 1938, Roosevelt issued an embargo against Japan, restricting the trade of steel and oil in hopes to bring Japanese expansion to a halt. With only a six month supply of oil in reserve Japan was forced to make a quick decision that would have an enormous impact on world events.
Why We Fight On December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked upon American naval forces and air defenses at Pearl Harbor. This event gave Franklin Roosevelt the justification he needed to enter the United States in World War II. Other than that there were additional motivations for America’s entrance into the war. In 1931 Japanese invaded Manchuria. American had good relations with China so they told Japan if they don’t leave they will stop trading oil with them.
They expected the U.S. to declare war but not to be willing to fight long or hard enough to win. Their greatest concern was that the U.S. Pacific Fleet, based in Pearl Harbour could cut off their plans. As insurance, the Japanese navy undertook to cripple the Pacific Fleet by a surprise air attack. The U.S. had broken the Japanese diplomatic code and knew an attack was imminent. A warning had been sent from Washington, but it arrived too late.
ABC - 1 Agreement - is an agreement with Britain, it says that we will conquer Germany before we deal with Japan, but we will keep enough forces by Japan so that they are unable to become heavily entrenched while we fight the Germans Executive Order #9066- rounds up japanese americans into concentration camps, ⅔ of which are American born, it takes away their money, property, and human rights, and they generally didnt get their first two back, took until 1988 for the American govt to apologize Korematsu v. United States 1944- the Supreme Court trial that stated that the concentration camps are constitutional, the reason behind this was because prevention of espionage was more important than the constitutional rights of Japenese Americans, it took until 1988 for the American
Along with these treatments of Allied prisoners, the bombing of Pearl Harbor was also a huge factor in Truman’s decision. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a complete surprise to Americans, and it caused great damage on our naval and air forces. We received warnings of a possible attack on US soil, but weren’t prepared for it. If we were to warn the Japanese of our plan to drop a bomb if they did not surrender, there was the fear that they might move American prisoners into that area or even try to shoot down US bomber. We didn’t want any more horrendous causalities of Americans so our warning was very
During that time, most of their resources especially oil were coming from the USA. The USA did not approve of Japanese aggression in China and they declared an embargo on Japan. This means they would stop supplying Japan with raw materials, like oil. This angered the Japanese, so they attacked Pearl Harbour. Pearl Harbour was the chosen destination to attack as it had one of the largest US military ports, so this would cause them a dis-advantage.
The Japanese military success with the bombing of Pearl Harbor was obviously of great importance to the United States but helping our allies defeat Hitler took precedence after Winston Churchill asked the president Franklin D. Roosevelt for support in defeating Hitler. With so much division in the world at the time the U.S wanted to make sure ally relationships didn't crumble. With the instability in
Japan acted as an aggressor nation in Document A, it shows Japan disregarding the International treaty agreements, which forced America to then go on its own and begin isolation. The Japanese played an important role in changing our American foreign policy because they ignored and blasted away every treaty we had set up with them. The United Stated government ended up taking action against the concerns of aggression. On August 31, 1935, the Neutrality act in Document C was issued. This act stated that if the president declared a foreign nation to be at war, all forms of trade