WWII Pear Harbor

Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?

On December 7, 1941 353 imperial Japanese fighter planes, bombers, and torpedo planes attacked an American Naval base called Pear Harbor. There were a lot of reasons why the Japanese attacked, one was to provoke the United States to lift the economic sanctions against them.They also intended to destroy important American fleet units to prevent the America from interfering with Japanese conquest of the Dutch East Indies and Malaya. Also, to get rid of Americas Navy because they were prestige ships. The attack lasted for two hours; it destroyed 20 ships, killed 2,000 American soldiers and sailors, and wounded 1,000 #restinpeace #remember. The attack led Amrica into World War II. Then in 1962 the USS Arizona was was made into a memorial #USSArizonaMemorial and is only accessible by boat and over 2,000,000 visit it annually.

Why Is It important?

The attack on Pearl Harbor led America's entry into World War II. It also unified America because it was split into wanting to join the war and not joining the war. After the attack Congress declared with one vote saying not to go to war. It also propelled America into a dominant super power.

Quotation and Explanation

“Yesterday,” President Roosevelt said on December 8, “the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked.” He went on to say, “No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory. I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.” President Roosevelt is telling the people of the United States that they were attacked. Also, that America will go to war and win and prevent this from happening again.