Japan had dreamed of an empire in Asia which meant they had to force China into submission. Japan ran into an issue however, the U.S. demanded that Japan stop all aggressive act towards China.
After the Attack
The U.S. would cut off 90% of the raw materials that they were distributing to Japan. Japan needed these materials for war production but they refused to stop building their empire that they had already started.
FDR/"Date which will live in infamy"
Japan had deceived the U.S. into thinking that Japan had hopes of peace. But on December 7th, 1941 Japan sent airplanes carrying deadly cargo. The attacks were in waves each time planes would drop bombs destroying ships and causing a devastating amount of casualties.
The Effect of The People Involved
After the attack the Army assumed the Japanese would land on the island so they took position around the island. Later on, Hawaii residents of Asain decent would be moved to detention centers but they could not hold everyone.
As a response to the attack president, Franklin D. Roosevelt made a speech which addressed what happened. In his speech, he discussed the event of the attack and eventually announced war against Japan.
As a result of the attack, anyone who had Asian decent was bullied for the attack even when they didn't play a part in the attack. These Hawaiian residents would be called obscured names and be insulted by others no matter how young or old.