What Are The Causes Of Pearl Harbor

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Japan was preparing for war as it was negotiating peace. In November 1941, an aircraft carrier air strike force secretly set sail toward the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The incident, which shocked the U.S. Pacific Fleet, confirmed that the United States would turn out to be a major trouper in the war. On November 29, the Japan government and the military chief met, and discussed the cause and effect of the war. They decided to attack the pearl harbor. Japan’s main plan was to seize land in Southeast Asia that could supply natural resources that were not generated in Japan. The plan would give the Japanese Empire the power to win its war in China and secure itself against enemies. Also they intended to destroy an important American fleet units. This plan would prevent the Pacific Fleet from interfering with Japanese…show more content…
The president called December 7, 1941 “a date which will live in infamy,” describing the attack as “unprovoked and dastardly.” After the president asked congress to declare war on the Japanese Empire. With no doubt congress passed the war against Japan, also Britain declared war on Japan. For the citizens of America the attack on pearl harbor was an unpleasant experience. It was just like a normal day at work, quite and peaceful. Since it was a sunday, the majority of workers were not present at the naval base. All the employees on site would hear a sound that changed them for ever; BOOM. Walter said "after the bomb hit, we looked for survivors, but most of them were dead or almost dead. We couldn't do anything except move on to the others." The americans that weren't in the attack, they lost their loved ones. Many innocent americans died because of this bombing. the bombing of pearl harbor would change how the american citizens and government viewed war and
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