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
The U.S. wanted to stop Japanese expansion but the Americans were not willing to go to war to stop it. The U.S. demanded that Japan with draw from China and Indochina. The negotiations that was supposed to solve their differences hadn't been going well in fact this made Japanese more aggressive and that’s when Japan decided to launch a surprise attack on Pearl Harbour thinking America would lose it’s great naval power. The Japanese military was asked to devise a war plan. They expected the U.S. to declare war but not to be willing to fight long or hard enough to win.
Maybe it wasn't right to send all Japanese Americans to camps, but U.S. officials didn't see much of an option. Another Effect is that U.S. finally decided to enter WWII when before they tried to stay neutral. Overall the Japanese sank or severely damaged 18 ships, including the 8 battleships, three light cruisers, and three destroyers. On the airfields the Japanese destroyed 161 American planes (Army 74, Navy 87) and seriously damaged 102 (Army 71, Navy
This was not the sort of surrender that U.S. forces wanted. The country was also torn between whether they wanted to surrender at all, conditional or not. The emperor supported the idea of surrender put forth by the Potsdam Declaration, wishing for an end to the war, but the Japanese Minister of War and other military heads were determined to find another alternative that was more of a negotiated settlement rather than actual surrender (Gosling). After the second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, the emperor actually stepped forth and ordered Japan to surrender. If the bombs had not been dropped, this no doubt would not have happened.
Perhaps this led to the belief that the Japanese would not surrender unless dramatic action was taken. An invasion was most likely out of the question because the cost of lives, both American and Japanese, would be too high. At the beginning of WWII the bombing of civilians was considered a barbaric act. However as the war progressed both sides abandoned previous restraints, although international law had always distinguished between civilians and combatants. Prisoners of war captured by the Japanese
The Attack on Pearl Harbor “The Day of Infamy” Prior to 1941, World War II saw little American military intervention. As the nation was just recovering from the Great Depression, with confidence in the horizon the American people really had no desires to involve themselves in foreign wars. However President Franklin Roosevelt was aware of the actions taking place in Europe and Asia, and could anticipate the United States necessary danger to the free world if the United States didn't take a stand in the war. While Americans favored neutrality the United States administration knew that it would only be a matter of time until the United States would enter the war. The convenient timing of Pearl Harbor allowed Roosevelt's open pursuit of his interventionist
To what extent did the attack on Pearl Harbor impact the United States Navy The United States Navy was attacked by a surprise attack by the Japanese. The strength of each side was even but the United States got caught off guard. The United States had 8 battleships, 8 cruisers, 30 destroyers, 4 submarines, 49 other ships, and 390 planes. The Japanese had 6 aircraft carriers, 2 battleships, 2 heavy cruisers, 1 light cruiser, destroyers, 8 tankers, 23 fleet submarines, 5 midget submarines and 450 airplanes. As the attack progressed, the loses for each side were great.
Thalya De La Rosa EN-068 Cause and Effect 3/7/12 Cause and Effect on Pearl Harbor Do you think the attack on Pearl Harbor had many effects on the United States? It was a surprise, the military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions. The attack came as a shock to the American people and directly led the United States of American to enter World War II. Even though, the U.S. Military wasn’t holding back.
Tyler Ayala-Turner US History AP March 11, 2015 Atomic Bomb Essay Question: “The United States made the best choice possible in using the atomic bomb against Japan. Agree or disagree and support your argument with evidence from the packet and relevant outside information.” While the U.S. evaluated alternatives to end the war with Japan, Truman ultimately made the best possible decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to avoid more unnecessary casualties of American troops. One reason for dropping the bombs was the fact that Truman’s options were very limited at this point in the war. In the end, the decision to drop the bombs did, however, create the desired outcome of Japan’s immediate surrender. (pg.
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