Pearl harbor

by:Marco sevilla

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  • he attack on Pearl Harbor occurred on December 7, 1941.
  • The Japanese attacked the United States without warning.
  • The attack lasted 110 minutes, from 7:55 a.m. until 9:45 a.m.
  • A total of 2,335 U.S. servicemen were killed and 1,143 were wounded. Sixty-eight civilians were also killed and 35 were wounded.
  • The Japanese lost 65 men, with an additional soldier being captured.
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The Attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise attack by Japan against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the morning of December 7, 1941. It is what led the United States into World War II. Japan carried out the attack so that the U.S. Pacific Fleet, which was a collection of ships that the United States could use in a war, would not enter the war that Japan was planning in Southeast Asia, against Britain and the Netherlands, as well as the U.S. in the Philippines. The attack was made up of two aerial attack waves totaling 353 aircrafts, launched from six Japanese aircraft carriers. 2,390 people died in the attack. Japan declared war on the United States the same day.
The next day, United States president Franklin D. Roosevelt gave a speech to Congress. In his speech, President Roosevelt said that December 7 was a date which will live in infamy. Most Americans listened to the speech on the radio. A few minutes after the speech ended, Congress voted to declare war on Japan. Only one member of Congress, Jeanette Rankin, voted no Three days later, Germany also declared war on the United States.


One of the connections is FDR how he made a speech to give us hope and how we put Japanese people in internment camps because we thought the Japanese were all helping the people that bombed us