Effects Of Pearl Harbor On Japanese Internment

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It was December 7th 1941. Americans were going about their daily lives and not realizing the traumatic event that would later shake the nation. The tension between the United States of America and the Japanese empire had been building with disagreements about expanding territory and relations with China. The attack on the naval base of Pearl Harbor was a pre-planned attack by the Japanese meant to disable the United States to keep them out of the West Indies, an attack for Japan’s own selfish gain. The Japanese sent hundreds of fighter planes to attack the many naval vessels at Honolulu which damaged nearly 20 of the ships in the United States Navy and three hundred airplanes. This attack also killed over two thousand American soldiers and …show more content…
Roosevelt urged congress to declare war on Japan and Congress made it so. The traumatic event of Pearl Harbor caused the Nation of the United States as a whole to go to war, create the inhumane Japanese internment camps because of the fear they had of Japanese American citizens, and it caused the United States to come out of isolation and join the allied powers creating bonds with foreign Countries.
The most immediate and consequential effect of the attack on Pearl Harbor was the United States decision to declare war on Japan and the rest of the axis powers. Before the war, America and Japan were already butting heads. Japan was upset because they relied on the steel and oil imports from the US and because of the tensions between the two nations, the US stopped trading with Japan (Pearl Harbor). Years earlier, Japan had
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Before Pearl Harbor, the United States had declared neutrality in the war. Before the attack, many people were on the fence about neutrality, but after the attack on Pearl Harbor no one was reluctant to go to war (World War Rationing). The United States had wanted to try and stay out of this war. They wanted to continue their isolationist philosophy by letting the European powers deal with this war while sending supplies when needed. However, the attack on Pearl Harbor caused the United States to get into the war and join the Allied powers. On January 1,1942, 26 nations declared support to the Allied powers to fight the Axis power and the United States was one of those nations (Roosevelt, Franklin D). This attack urged the United States to join the war and the Allied powers. America did have relations with other powers such as Britain but America had mostly tried to stay neutral in most things and wanted to be left alone. For example, Roosevelt’s Corollary in 1904 showed how the United States would go to many lengths to keep the Europeans powers out of America even paying the debt of other Countries. This isolationism was broken by the the United States getting involved in the war and their cooperation and bonds lead to the formation of NATO. NATO stands for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The main goal

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