Essay on Japanese Attack On Pearl Harbor

1973 Words Dec 11th, 2016 8 Pages
Between 1942 and 1945, thousands of Japanese Americans, regardless of United States citizenship status, received orders to evacuate their homes and businesses. Sparked by rising fear and anxiety of the American people after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a United States Naval base in Hawaii, the U.S. government relocated Japanese Americans to remote areas on the West Coast and in the south, isolating them in internment or relocation camps. With no actual evidence supporting the creation of internment camps, the U.S. forced Japanese Americans into camps because of Japanese involvement in Pearl Harbor leading to a rise in anti-Japanese paranoia sparked by economic success of Japanese-Americans, fear and prejudice erupting within the United States government and amongst citizens, and a timid Supreme Court refusing to overturn internment orders. On Sunday, December 7, 1941, at 7:55 a.m., hundreds of aircraft and warplanes launched from Japanese aircraft carriers located just off the West Coast of the United States. The mission was to engage in a surprise attack on the United States naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, particularly targeting the lot of American Pacific, fleet located at the base, with the hopes of weakening the American and Allied military support. The attack was a success for the Japanese, leaving a devastating toll on the American naval base and American lives. During the airborne attack, the United States lost eight battleships, including the USS…

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