We will hold a trade embargo on Japan for what they are doing.
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and the Surprise Attack
Japan started invading a lot of countries so they can gain power. Japan invaded the countries of Vietnam, Laos, and Kampuchea. They also threatened the Philippines, Thailand, and other pacific nations.
America's Destroyed property
When Japan started to be aggressive and attack other countries, America froze trade with them. America also froze Japanese funds in the U.S. banks.
FDR / "Date which will live in infamy"
"Date which will live in Infamy."
One the Night of December 7, 1941 Japan forces surprise America with an attack. They attacked Pearl Harbor where they attacked all of the ships in the Harbor.
America's point of view
This is War
During the attack, 2,400 soldiers, people, and sailors were killed by the attack. Almost all of the ships on the Island were destroyed including all planes.
All one the Island
December 8, 1941 is when FDR told the world that December 7 is a date which we will not forget and will remember for many years. FDR was also the only president to serve more than two 4-year terms.
After Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, America soon entered World War 2 with the Allies. When Japan fought us they thought the attack would wound us so much we would not enter the war. We did the opposite.