The Influence Of The Bombing Of Pearl Harbor

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The bombing of Pearl Harbour on the 7th of December, 1941, was the decisive moment that made the United States of America join World War Two. During and after the Japanese bombed Hawaii, America responded to the attack in different ways many times. The United States responses varied in effectiveness but all ended by turning in U.S. favour. [[EVENTS]]
The U.S naval officials placed in Hawaii decided that the best response, at the time, was to fire at the Japanese bomber planes and submarines using the anti-aircraft battle stations and other weaponry upon the ships which were stationed at Pearl Harbour 's 'Battleship Row '; the place that had been chosen as the Japanese ' primary focus for the first wave of attacks. By 10 o 'clock a.m, the
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Roosevelt, and the U.S Congress met to discuss how they would react to the bombing. Many historians offer the idea that America had been waiting for an event that would allow them to enter into WWII without seeming too eager; Roosevelt, like Samuel Morrison commented, took this opportunity to awaken the "sleeping giant". The United States government had wanted to join the war but were worried the American people would not accept, and protest, if the government didn 't have a viable reason. Clay Blair Jr., Mark Parillo, as well as others, suggested that this problem may be the reason they stopped trading and communication with Japan; they were urging for an attack. The United States government 's decision to enter the war not only gave them the outcome they wanted - to declare war while Americans rallied behind them - but it also greatly benefitted the 'Allies ' side of the war by sending more troops to help defeat the 'Axis Powers '; Germany, Italy and …show more content…
D. Roosevelt passed the 'Executive Order 9066 ' that allowed the U.S military officers to forcibly remove and relocate one hundred ten thousand people of Japanese ancestry that lived, or were staying, in America at the time. Greg Robinson states that the internment camps were set up as a preventative that would help assist the American government in stopping international spies giving information to the Japanese military; a concern that had arisen even before the Pearl Harbour bombing. Another theory was that many non-Japanese American citizens also lived in fear that any Japanese-American they saw was a spy, and that the primary reason the U.S government decided to send away the Japanese-American people was to calm the large majority of the American population. When the announcement was made U.S. military officer, John L. DeWitt famously said, "A Jap 's a Jap. There is no way to determine their loyalty," proving the United State 's view of the Japanese during WWII after Pearl Harbour. All surviving sixty thousand Japanese-Americans, after the Second World War had finished, in 1946 were sent home from the internment camps to find homes empty and vandalised, their jobs and stores were gone, and they could no longer return to their previous life; they would have to restart their lives in America. After these people started to reestablish a life in America, a section of Japanese-Americans no longer felt that they were full

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