World War II

By: Noelle Kaspar

Pearl Harbor

The Japanese surprised the Americans with an attack that was on December 7, 1941 and lasted 110 minutes. Since it wasnt that long the US was expecting another hit but it didnt happen. A total of 2,335 U.S. servicemen were killed and 1,143 were wounded. This attack led the U.S into World War II. Since the attack was in the morning many people were not prepared for it.

Events On US Soil

How America Felt

Many people did not like the idea of going into a war like this. The had to get as many people as they could to help out in the war, about 1.2 million people were drafted for a year of service. They had to push the Land-Lease Act through Congress.

The Duquesne Spy Ring

Included 30 men and a couple woman, who disguised themselves as normal civilians in the U.S, working with ships or airplanes, while trying to get information from the Americans they even stole military secrets about bombings. They ended up getting caught in the biggest espinoge bust in american history. The group was convicted and sentenced over 300 years.