Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
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Allee Rice

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  • Japanese Colonization/Imperialism 
  • We need all this land to show we won't be pushed around. 
  • I don't know how we're going to do that sir.
  • U.S. Oil/Steel Embargo on Japan
  • That's it, we're done doing business with them. 
  • Pearl Harbor Hawaii; the Surprise Attack
  • When the Treaty of Versailles was finalized Japan felt left out. They figured that the more land they took the more they would be seen as a more powerful country. 
  • Japanese-American's Life Afterwards
  • Once Japan started taking over other nations the U.S. decided to cut them off. An embargo (a ban on negotiating with a specific group) was placed over oil and steel, two major needs for Japan. 
  • FDR/"Date which will live in infamy" 
  • The bombing of Pearl Harbor was a surprise attack by the Japanese on the U.S. The goal of the attack was to destroy all the U.S.'s Pacific Fleet's battleships so they could not interfere with Japans actions. 
  • USS Arizona Memorial
  • USS Arizona Memorial
  • After the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt issued an executive order to move all Japanese-Americans to internment camps. It did not matter if they were U.S. citizens or new immigrants everyone went and lost their homes, jobs, and sometimes their lives in these poor conditions.   
  • When FDR made a speech after the Pearl Harbor attack, he asked Congress to go to war. The American people were supportive of this request because they didn't want surprise attacks like this to continue.  
  • Today there is a memorial located above the wreckage of the sunken USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor Hawaii. It houses all the names of the members of the Navy who lost their lives during the horrible event.
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