Pearl Harbor Causes

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The attack on Pearl Harbor took place on December 7, 1941, just before eight o'clock in the morning. The Japanese soldiers that attacked Pearl Harbor used many deadly weapons including bombs, torpedoes, machine guns and anti-aircraft guns. The use of these deadly weapons caused the death of more than two thousand, five hundred people, and injured over one thousand people. The attack also destroyed eighteen American ships and about three hundred airplanes. There were a few causes of the attack on Pearl Harbor. One of the causes was due to a Japanese-American rivalry. In 1940, Japan signed the Tripartite Pact with Germany. Japan needed to do this because at the time, Germany was at war, and they were worried about U.S. intervention and…show more content…
After about an hour, President FDR got his answer from the House saying yes. Then, he stated, “December 7, 1941-a date which will live in infamy-the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. No matter how long it takes us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.” ( He then delivered a speech and signed for war. As this was going on, New York had other plans of shipping all people of Japanese decent to Ellis Island to be held in…show more content…
and he started doing everything that he could to help Europe while still trying to stay out of being involved with World War II. Then in March of 1941, FDR created the “Lend-Lease Act, which permitted the lending, leasing, selling, or bartering of arms, ammunition and food to “any country whose defense the President deems vital to the defense of the U.S.”” ( The United States was pulled toward war more than they wanted to be in September of 1941. The U.S. navy and air force were helping protect British convoys moving Lend-Lease supplies over the Atlantic ocean. As the U.S. was helping to protect British convoys, Churchill was trying to persuade Roosevelt to commit to the battle of World War II. After the attack on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941, only one congressman opposed the declaration of war, while the vote from the senate turned out unanimous. Hitler them proclaimed war on the United States just four days after the attack. In November of 1942, the United States pushed on their first offensive attack from the west invading North Africa. As the U.S. was attacking, they were trapping German troops in North Africa making them surrender in May,

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