Practical Writing M2
2 May 2016
The attack of Pearl Harbor was a surprise attack by the Japanese and caused a lot of casualties during the attack. How and when the Japanese started the attack and the things that happened soon after the attack with the people of americans changed the attitudes of the people. Many things changed after the war, the American views on giving money to the war effort were damaged. Pearl Harbor affected the U.S. by bringing it into World War 2 which made the U.S. waste a lot of money and lose many american lives.
What happened at Pearl Harbor was an attack at one of the United States naval bases stationed in Hawaii territory. This unanticipated attack was a strategy by the …show more content…
This embargo blocked the Japanese from receiving crucial materials and caused a great setback to the japanese economy and their trade. Their military was adversely affected as well. Another reason why the japanese attacked, was because japan was on it’s way to emerge as becoming the strongest naval power, but the united states was in their way. So they wanted to clear the united states out of the way so they could earn that title. The United States placed this embargo because Japan tried to take over more territory. In 1941, Japan had two goals. The first was to get the embargo lifted, since Japan needed oil to fuel it's military. The second goal was to get territory and to prepare for war. The Japanese began to plan a war. They asked to conquer Burma, Malaya, the East Indies, and the Philippines. However, the Japanese feared that the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor would come and disrupt their plans. As a result, the Japanese army decided to attack Pearl Harbor, a U.S. Base, as a precaution, in a surprise air attack.
The Attack on Pearl Harbor changed the world by drawing the United States in WWII. While Pearl Harbor affected millions around the world, there are a few people who were the main characters in the Pearl Harbor Story. To understand Pearl Harbor …show more content…
Around the perimeter of all the main islands, American troops took up positions, putting up barriers on the beaches to deter landings. All of the airports in Hawaii were taken over by the US army with all private planes grounded. Hawaii’s Territorial Governor Poindexter voiced opposition to the declaration of Martial Law. A declaration was made by General Walter C. Short and he announced that the Hawaii Territorial Government would be under his control as the Military Governor of Hawaii. There were blackouts, curfews, and other restrictions in place during the Martial Law. The mail and the news were also censored. Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor many people of Japanese descent were taken to detention centers, and were soon crowded. A plan was devised to move 100,000 Japanese from Hawaii, but this never took place. In February 1942, shortly after American joined the war, an Executive Order was issued by President Roosevelt which authorized that Japanese-American citizens were to be rounded up and then placed in “relocation centers.” These were located in different states like Idaho, Utah, California, Arizona, Wyoming, Arkansas, and Colorado. Over 120,000 Japanese were impacted by this and about 80,000 of these were U.S. citizens. These camps were overcrowded and with poor living conditions. The food was rationed and there were no plumbing or cooking