An Analysis Of President Roosevelt's Attack On Pearl Harbor

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Attack on Pearl Harbor

On December 8,1941 President Roosevelt said his famous quote “ this date which will forever live in infamy.” This was a day before the Japanese attacked the U.S. naval base, Pearl Harbor. I am doing this specific war in history because I feel like this more popular event in time misinterpreted because a majority of the people of this generation only know about this date because of a movie. In this I’m going to discuss not only what happened during the attack, but also what occurred in Japan and the U.S. before this happened. What led to the tension, what increased the anger of Japan? Japan before the attack was very forceful. Their military believed in conquering more territory. So in the 1930’s its expansionist policies
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With the Senate vote of 82 to 0 and the House of Representatives vote at 388 to 0, there was no debate and Congress had approved FDR’s declaration for war. In Roosevelt’s speech he states,” the U.S. of American was suddenly and deliberately attacked,” and, ” No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.” The famous words that still remain are the ones of FDR, “this day will remain in infamy.” This will lead to many American men volunteering to fight and also just three days later the allies of Japan, Germany and Italy will also declare war against the U.S. Then four years later we finally gained the victory we had been fighting for, Japan falls. In the casulities of war included the cost of more than 400,000 men who lost their lives. In the days before the attack President Roosevelt was considering or in the process of making a peace treaty with Japan, knowing that an attack on the Philippines was probable. Japan’s military on the other hand had a different idea on their minds. They wanted to expand their territory so in order to do so they started with the naval base in Hawaii, Pearl Harbor. What led to this day, what was Japan and the U.S. doing prior to the attack and what was the after math of the devastating

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