FDR: I order an embargo with Japan and the oil we provide them with!
Pearl Harbor & Surprise Attack
At the start of 1931 the Japanese dreamed of an Empire in Asia, and started to move forward with that plan in China, specifically, Manchuria. They started strong though China showed resistance , in 1937 Japan launched an attack. When this failed Japan forced China to move capitals and proceeded to block off coastal ports, as it came time to 1941 Japan was continuing to expand their power.
Japanese Detention Centers/ Point of view
What will happen to our home?
As the United States, Netherlands , and Great Britain grasped Japan's plan of imperialism they cut off all assets. Though the U.S was 80 % of Japan's oil imports which halted Japan's raw materials for war. This cutoff was one major factor in the reason why Japan striked Pearl Harbor.
FDR/ "Date which will Live in Infamy"
Such a "Date Which Will Live in Infamy"
On the morning of December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked by Japanese forces. The attack came in two waves, first the Japanese air carriers hit aircrafts on the southern tip of Ford island. Thereafter many of the large ship were sunk or severely damaged by missles and air carriers as they came in from the west and east in torpedoes.
FDR Declares War on Japan & Joins WWII
I saw this one coming...
FDR: Today we are admitted into war!
After the attack Hawaiian islands were turned to one large military base and many of the Japanese were considered "dangerous" and arrested. Many of the Japanese decent were moved to detention centers, this continued for nearly three years, in 1942 FDR signed the Executive order which relocated 120,000 Japanese.
Route to Detention Center
The day following Pear Harbor was when Franklin Roosevelt made his speech about the devastating day. This is when FDR states that the attack would live in infamy meaning it will forever be a memory of an evil day.
On December 8, 1941 after FDR made his infamous speech about Pearl Harbor, Congress declared war and Franklin Roosevelt signed onto the document.