Japan, much like Germany, invaded and colonized many countries during the second world war. Including, China, Cambodia, Thailand, and Manchukuo.
"A day which will live in infamy."
After Japan started invading other countries, the U.S. tried to help in the war without getting involved, put a trade embargo on Japan, preventing them from accessing steel, or oil.
December 7th, 1941. Japanese fighter and bomber planes started to execute a plan that would rock the the American people, forever. The planes began using torpedoes and bombs to ambush the American Navy stationed at Pearl Harbor. Nobody was ready for the attack but, there were still only two major loses of ships.
America Goes to War
YOU, can help! Fight with the United States in WWII
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt spoke to the Public about what had happened. One of his most famous remarks during this speech was, "a date which will live in infamy." He was referring to Dec. 7th, 1941, also known as Pearl Harbor Day.
"December 7th, 1941. A date which will live in infamy."
All Japanese Americans who lived on the United States coasts were taking to the main land and brought to camps where they would remain for Two and a half years.
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Soon after the attack of Pearl Harbor, Americans started to agree about joining the Allies in the war. All over the country propaganda was used to convince the people that this was a responsibility of the United States.