Infamy Speech Before Pearl Harbor

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The attack on the Pacific Fleet (Pearl Harbor) was taking care of properly and the reaction from the US was rightful and justified. The lingering question is if the attack that US had on Japan was too far and did not fit the “crime”. Well indeed the answer to this question is that the US reacted properly and by entering WWII just to defeat and destroy Japan and its leaders was nothing but right. Even by defeating Japan, this was not enough to pay back the emotional toll the soldiers and families had to go through.

Before the attack was even planned the Japanese government was going to invade Malaya, the Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore and others. They wanted to do this because Japan wanted to broaden the war and gain power. These places
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In summary, this speech was basically saying that we need to unite the country as one. During the speech he says,”Yesterday, December seventh, 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. We will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God. This speech was not only to begin the Pacific War but it was also to get Americans spirits up. He now had a true reason to get in the middle of the war. Not only can we get any sort of revenge on Japan, we can also stop the axis powers from spreading …show more content…
For instance, Japan was still trying to expand into the other land but the allied powers would stop them. Then Japan would take over a base or make one of their enemies surrender. Nothing too big went on in the war that made a huge impact except one event. The event is when the US dropped bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This was the final step to ending the war for the US. We dropped atomic bombs on both these cities. Both cities housed troops and also were major industrial cities. This could not only eliminate troops, stop the war, get revenge on Japan and it lastly can affect the economy of industries are destroyed. The plan was perfect only but one thing. Since there was waves of bombs the land went to nuclear waste. It was reamed with radiation and this was not good for the citizens that lived near. There are various stories of people being disintegrated by the heat of the bomb and also people dying because of the mass destruction. This was the only major downfall for these bombs. We didn’t anticipate that it would take out and kill as many people as the bomb did. This attack was not out of the blue either. They came at us first and dragged the US into the war. Admiral William D. Leahy puts it well when he said,"It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender

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