What Is The Ripple Effect Of Pearl Harbor War On American Culture

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The United States was shocked as well as devastated after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The counteracting of the U.S. was, “Congress declared war on the Empire of Japan amid outrage at the attack. Japanese Americans from the West Coast were sent to internment camps for the duration of the war.” U.S citizens came together to get vengeance on Japan’s empire, this was called Remember Pearl Harbor (wikipedia.org). “Two months after the attack, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which initiated an evacuation of all Japanese-Americans from West Coast of the US’’(fortune.com). “The USS Arizona Memorial, at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and Marines killed on USS Arizona (BB-39) …show more content…
When the attack initially occurred, “American attitudes about the war changed radically, [as do] American attitudes about the economy, about giving to the war. The war is not part of the culture; the war is the culture. Everything is viewed through the prism of the war effort.” Most movies were also worked and based around wars. Everyone’s life revolved around what they could do to help during this time. Children formed fundraisers and drives to collect for the war (usnews.com). “Not only the economic conditions but also ideas were changing; the book traces a movement among writers and critics which created new definitions of 'jazz' and other terms that had a permanent influence on the way musical styles were thought of for the rest of the century” …show more content…
Japanese Americans’ lifestyles were changed dramatically due to the fear spreading over America. Even the ones who had lived in the country far before the attack were affected by hatred. “This resulted in the relocation of approximately 120,000 people, many of whom were American citizens, to one of 10 internment camps located across the country” (history.com). Although, still incredibly cruel, these camps weren’t as bad as the ones in Russia or Germany. The families were placed into small barracks with little resources, but “the camps provided medical care and schools for the Japanese Americans. This fear continued through most of World War II. Even when it was clear that Japan was losing the war, most of the Japanese Americans were kept in camps well into 1944. The last camp did not close until March 1946, seven months after the war had ended” (teacher.scholastic.com). Overall, the daily life of Americans had been dramatically affected by the attack on Pearl Harbor.
In conclusion, the attack on Pearl Harbor made a huge impact on U.S. citizens’ lives, and led us into World War II. This act of rebellion was successful due to the Japanese having it as a surprise. In addition, they used advanced machinery to obliviate their targets. The United States was appalled and

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