Because of Japans immoral actions, the US decided to cut trades with Japan, including steel and oil.
Japan, with oil running scarily low, felt they had no other option then to attack Pearl Harbor in hopes of scaring the US into maintaining relations with them
"A date that will live in Infamy"- FDR
FDR delivered this famous speech to rally together everyone on the American Front towards a common goal of peace and prosperity.
Battle of Midway
The United States defeated Japan at the Battle of Midway in June of 1942. This was an important and decisive battle, proving to be a turning point as prior Japan had held a majority hold on the Pacific
On August 6th and 9th, The United States make the decision to drop atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, leaving Japan in devastation.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The surrender of Imperial Japan was announced by Hirohito on August 15 and formally signed on September 2, 1945, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close