Attack Of Pearl Harbor Essay

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Almost 74 years ago to date, Pearl Harbor located in Oahu, Hawaii, was maliciously attacked by the Japanese empire. It was a terrifying tragedy that ultimately forced the United States into World War II, the second world-wide war in a 25 year period. The United States had made a good effort to stay neutral during World War II, though we clearly sided with the Allies. The United States wanted to remain having the option of selling and trading goods with any country. During World War I, the United States lost approximately 117,000 men and women, though mostly men, and spent over 27 billion dollars. Because of the damaging effects of World War I, the U.S. was not interested in getting involved for another world war and cleaning up Europe’s disorder. …show more content…
Admiral Husband E. Kimmel of the Navy, and Lt General Walter C. Short of the Army, were in command of the naval fleet and ground troops at the time. The location of the base, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, made it a prime target for the Japanese attack. The attack of Pearl Harbor occurred on December 7, 1941. The first low-flying Japanese plane was spotted by Lt. Commander Logan C. Ramsey at 7:45 A.M. Ramsey spotted the plane dropping a bomb. He immediately ordered an uncoded telegraph message to go out to every ship and base: AIR RAID PEARL HARBOR – THIS IS NO DRILL. The attack lasted approximately 110 minutes, from 7:55 to 9:45 A.M.
The attack on Pearl Harbor is one of the worst disasters our country has ever seen.

The following day, on December 8, the House of Representatives voted 388 to 1, to declare war on Japan. It was the day that the United States dreaded as a nation. We were going to war. President FD Roosevelt delivered one of his most iconic speeches, stating to the American people “Yesterday, on 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

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