Argumentative Essay On Pearl Harbor
Soon after the other Axis powers declared war on the United States, and we were in the war. The Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, was happy that we had finally joined the war. After the war ended, America finally made Hawaii a state in 1959.
Some of the rumors that floated were facts, on November 30, 1941 the headlines on the Hilo Tribune Herald were “JAPAN MAY STRIKE OVER WEEKEND”, it continues to say that “Japan’s military leaders have already sent a fleet of aircraft carriers to the Hawaiian Islands. Their target will be pearl Harbor, on the island of Oahu.” This would have sent the Americans in a frenzy, if only they knew. There were far more rumors of what happened at Pearl Harbor, most saying that President Roosevelt engineered what happened. On December 4, the Chicago Tribune’s had an article on Roosevelt’s war plans, only because rumors of war were spreading like wildfire. Then came what was known as “Operation Z” or “Operation Hawaii”. This air raid was planned out very well, for the Japanese military had been planning it for months. The day had arrived and …show more content…
In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin’s wife, the president had a strange kind of calm as she listened in on a few of the conversations. She recalls it being a “deathly calm” look about him. As he and his officials continue to speak on the matter at hand, they try to think of how long it be until Germany too would bomb or declare war on the United States. He starts telling the public, beginning with allie and friend, Prime Minister Winston Churchill by telling him, “We’re all in the same boat now.” However, the issue of war was brought to the American public not by Roosevelt, but by his wife. Each week the First Lady gave a live radio broadcasting of what was happening in the nation’s capital, on that day, the topic was the bombing that happened at lunch time for many Americans. In this she stated, “whatever is asked of America we shall accomplish it; we are the free and unconquerable people of the United States of America.” As she spoke many of the ‘anti war groups’ fell apart and America became more stitched together. The citizens were startled, despite anything on the contrary they almost welcomed war by pushing up their sleeves and standing up for their country. On December 8, 1941 the United States declared war on Japan. Only three days later Nazi Germany and Italy declared