The United States and World War II Essay examples

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The United States is one of the largest military powerhouses of the world. Even though the U.S. has gained this reputation the country will put off actually having to use their Army to interact in any type of war around the world. The United States stays neutral in any war its allies are in until it gets dragged in or has to become evolved. That is exactly what happened in the 1940’s during World War II. The United States has stayed neutral in this war for almost three years before The Empire of Japan Waged war against The United States by attacking the naval base of Pearl harbor in December of 1941. This was one of the major points so far in World War II which then turned this war into a global war. That day lead to the use of the first …show more content…
believed that they were working towards peace talks with Japan over the pacific war. The Japanese were in the middle of trying to spread its control into East Asia and the island in the Pacific Ocean. Japans goal was to cripple American forces in the Pacific Ocean that could potentially stop Japan from taking over these parts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. “The attack severely damaged the American Fleet and prevented, at least for the short term, serious American inference with Japanese military operations.” (Museum 2013) They started their attack with air raids and kamikaze bombings. At this point the United States came to the conclusion that this attack was a deliberate attack against the U.S. because the distance between Japan and Hawaii is too great to be a mistake. As a result from this attack the United States lost a total of 19 naval ships, 323 aircrafts and 23,823 citizens from the two waves sent by Japan. (oahu n.d.)
As a result of this tragic day President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave one of his major speeches to address the public about what had happened in Hawaii the day before. Due to the fact that people did not have access to news as quick as we do in the modern day many people have not yet heard what has happened out in the Pacific Ocean. “Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- the

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