The Fateful Effects Of The Bombing Of Pearl Harbor

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“Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan” (American). President Roosevelt said this the day after Japan decided to bomb Pearl Harbor. The bombing of Pearl Harbor affected America in a bad way because there were many causalities as well as many ships lost. The attack of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, was a tragic event in American history. Throughout the 1930’s and 40’s Japan had been trying to conquer Asia. During this time, the United States had been helping Great Britain to fight against the Nazi’s by giving them supplies (Remembering). At the end of the summer in 1940, the United States had completely shut off trade with Japan. With Japan’s ongoing journey of trying to conquer all of Asia, President Franklin D. Roosevelt made the fateful decision to move the …show more content…
Within two months, President Roosevelt signed the Executive Order 9066, to force a hundred-seventeen thousand of Japanese decedent and their children to move to relocation camps (Jardin). The Americans felt as though the Japanese Americans were the enemy and felt as though they needed to be protected by them. The relocation wrecked havoc on traditional families (Jardin). If a family was of Japanese ancestry in the Western part of Washington State they were removed the assembly center at the Puyallup Fairgrounds near Tacoma(documents). Many of the relocation centers were many miles inlined, often in remote and desolate locations (Documents). Some of them tried to leave the west coast before they were forced to leave (Jardin). There were seven places that they were relocated to, Arizona, Utah, California,Wyoming,Arkansas,Idaho, and Colorado (Jardin) They were not allowed to take anything with them and only had a week to get completely packed and

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