I am officially announcing the embargo of oil and gas from the U.S. to Japan.
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii & the Surprise Attack
Japan began their journey of building an Empire in Asia in 1931 by invading Manchuria, establishing it as a state and then moved on to invading China. They were at first successful, causing the Chinese capital to move locations and to block off coastal ports, but with the strong resistance of the Chinese they stopped invading China and moved on to invading other countries.
Japanese-American Citizen Point of View
As Japan continued to invade countries, the United States decided that they'd had enough. So, after the invasion of Indochina in 1941, the United States froze all of their Japanese assets, and confirmed and embargo on all of the gasoline and oil exports that are in Japan.
FDR/ "Date Which Will Live in Infamy"
A date which will live in infamy
On the morning of December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This wasn't necessarily a surprise attack because some people had an idea that the Japanese would do this. Their attack came in two waves, the first wave was mainly an air attack, this mainly consisted of airplanes destroying ships and U.S. air crafts. And the second wave added additional damage to Pearl Harbor using multiple methods.
American Citizen Point of View
Majority of the Japanese- Americans living in the United States were completely innocent with the Pearl Harbor situation. Many of them were afraid of what was happening. Although, all Japanese Americans in the United States were forced to relocate into Internment camps that were located in the United States. There were a total of 10 camps in the United States for the Japanese Americans.
On December 8th, President Roosevelt made a speech in which he called Pearl Harbor day "a date which will live in infamy". He called Pearl Harbor Day this because it will forever be known as a sad day for the United States. In the speech he also mentioned how terrible it was that 2,000 plus Americans died on U.S. soil.
Before Pearl Harbor Day, most of the American citizens were against our country being involved in another war. That all changed on December 7th, after hearing this awful news on radios or from reading in newspapers.The citizens got very anxious and scared and didn't know why this was happening to the U.S. So, when President Roosevelt mentioned the idea of going into war once again, most of the country was now on board.