President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Attack On Pearl Harbor

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Laquanda Taylor Ms.Taylor Language Arts/ Social STudies march 11 2015 December 7, 1941, a day that will live in infamy." Those words, uttered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, changed the course of American history. The events of that day ensured the United States would end its previous adoption of isolationism and become a branch of the Allied Powers, working to defeat fascism in Germany, Italy and Japan. Let's take a closer look at the significance of that day. pearl harbor was the attack that officially got the united states in world war two. In Oahu, Hawaii, early on the morning of December 7, 1941, the War in the Pacific was already over an hour old. Nobody in Hawaii knew it yet, just like nobody yet knew that several flights of Japanese warplanes were already in the air and headed toward the island. The approaching Japanese aircraft were launched from Japan's six biggest and best aircraft carriers – part of a small task force that had brazenly steamed to within 200 miles of the American held Hawaiian Islands in order to execute a key part of the Imperial Japanese government's war plan.o.…show more content…
It was a big attack that destroyed alot of ships. The attack damaged two hundred planes and it injured and killed hundreds of people.
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