FDR And President Roosevelt's War

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FDR AND PEARL HARBOR
On December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was abruptly and purposely attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan at around 8 in the morning. Hundreds of cruel Japanese planes attacked a naval base in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Japanese crushed and damaged two-hundred airplanes, eight battleships, and twenty American naval vessels. One thousand were wounded and two thousand Americans soldiers died. On December 8, 1941 Congress approved FDR’s request to declare war on Japan. Then Italy and Germany also declared war on the United States because they were Japanese allies. Japan and the United States had been favoring war for decades but the U.S. now had a reason to officially
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Perhaps he would allow this attack to happen in Philippines, Guam, or Midway because they 're closer to Japanese territory. Too much corruption was done and way too many lives were lost in Pearl Harbor to think that the President could have known about it and let it happen. President Roosevelt was once the Assistant Secretary of the Navy. According to Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, a presidential library organization that brings together the documents and artifacts to the American people believed he loved and admired the Navy since he was part of it. How could he have voluntarily let something so devastating happen to the very institution he supported? The Japanese were very secretive and silent especially when it came to situations like attacking another country; it was horrifying attack that came by surprise to America and President Roosevelt. An article “FDR reacts to news of Pearl Harbor bombing”on history.com it states that possibly Roosevelt did want to declare war due to negotiations with Japan worsening because of their military involvement in China but the Pearl Harbor attack was just an encouragement for the United States to quickly get …show more content…
territory) but didn’t think the location of the attack would so close to home but couldn’t let the American people know of that. The government must keep any information on the attack because they needed to pressure the American people into thinking that they must become involved in the war and no longer support isolationism. Srdja Trifkovic a Serbian-American writer on international affairs and foreign affairs wrote an article named “PEARL HARBOR CONSPIRACY?” where his main evidence is a series of memos and statements. He states that Franklin D. Roosevelt wanted to aggravate the Japanese because of their engagement with China and the United States wanted to get involved in the Pacific War but didn’t have a reasonable reason to until December 7, 1941. In order to prove that Roosevelt knew of the foreign attack before it happened Trifkovic lists statements of how the president knew it was coming. First, in 1940 “The Pacific” was transferred to Hawaii upon Roosevelt’s request, when Admiral Richardson, the commander attempted to deny this relocation

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