We now declare this land ours and are expanding into this land.
U.S. Oil/Steel Embargo on Japan
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii & the Surprise Attack
The Japanese were expanding their territory in search of natural resources. They needed to acquire more and in the process they were building up an empire.
Japanese Point of View
Leave me alone! I didn't have anything to do with it! We live in Wisconsin, for goodness sake, not Japan or Hawai'i!
The US chose to freeze Japan's oil and steel resources in response to their control of important airfields in Indochina. This was a big deal because the US provided more than 80% of their oil imports. The embargo on the oil and gasoline exports was one of the events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
FDR - "A Date Which Will Live in Infamy"
Japan wanted to expand its territory into the Pacific and saw that the US fleet was its only threat there. Japan wanted to eliminate the threat, so they attacked the base with airplanes and dropped bombs, killing 2,403 innocent American soldiers and civilians and destroying many of our ships. The attack didn't completely destroy our fleet, as it missed critical storage facilities, aircraft carriers, and destroyers and submarines.
After the Attack
No Good! WAR!
Stop the Japanese violence! Defend our nation! We are scared!
Many American citizens of Japanese descent were angry at the Japanese military when they bombed Pearl Harbor. The attack made them look bad, and a lot of blame was put on them for an attack they had nothing to do with. They grew scared and fearful when they were discriminated against and their rights were taken away. The way they were treated forever changed their lives.
No one likes you! Go home, Jap! Thanks for bombing us!
Infamy is the state of being well known for some bad quality or deed. Pearl Harbor was a bad day. The US was attacked by a nation we were at peace with and many innocent soldiers and civilians died (2,403 people). This changed the course of the world, forcing the US to enter World War 2. FDR gave a speech where he spoke about how our lands and territories were attacked and we need to do as much as we can to defend our nation, even if it means going to war to stop the attacks.
Now this is a day that shall live in infamy.
After the attack, racism and discrimination against Japanese Americans began. People were scared and started blaming their Japanese neighbors and friends. This scared the innocent Japanese-Americans and they were being verbally tortured for something they didn't do. Eventually, laws were put in place to punish the Japanese-Americans and they were placed in internment camps.