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Japan ignored American protests, and in the summer of 1937 launched a full-scale attack on the rest of China.
The United States nor any other nation with intrests in the Far East was willing to use military force to halt Japanese expansion.
On December 7,1941 Japanese planes attacked the United States at pearl harbor. The attack took the country by surprise, especially the not prepared pearl Harbor base.
The bombing killed more than 2,300 Americans, it completely destroyed the America battleship, and there was more damage that took place.
Most people were in shocked of the surprise attacked and so they thought that the U.S would declare war on Japan.
Around 8:00, the USS Arizona exploaded, hit by a 1,760 pound armo-piercing shell that slammed though her deck and ignited her forword ammunition magazine.
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