We need to expand Japan through our military, and then control all of Asia.
Yes Sir. We completely agree with you.
US Steel / Oil Embargo on Japan
Notice: On this date of August 1, 1941, the United States of America has stopped trade with Japan! This is because of Japan's Actions in the last few weeks.
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and Surprise Attack
Japan just attacked us, the US, by air attack completely out of the blue and in two waves.
I can't believe that they attacked the Naval Base of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The date was December 7, 1941.
Japan wanted to expand their nation through their military. They thought that since they were modernized that they should "help" other Asian countries. Japan thought that Germany would help with this plan, but Germany made a deal with the Soviet Union.
What Happened To The US Pacific Fleet After The Attack
Important!! We just got word that the US Pacific Fleet only lost its battleship fleet and everything else wasn't as damaged.
The United States froze Japans assets on July 26, 1941 after having control of airfields in Indochina and an agreement with Vichy France . And on August 1, 1941 the US established an embargo on gas products that go out of Japan.
FDR / "Date Which Will Live In Infamy"
Pearl Harbor: A "date which will live in infamy".-FDR
On December 7, 1941 Japan attacked the US Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. They attacked by air and in two waves. It was a surprise to Pearl Harbor and there were many injuries and deaths.
America Enters World War Two
The United States officially will enter WW2 on the side of the allies!!!
After the attack, the most battleships were destroyed. The Japanese focused on battleships. The destroyers were barely damaged and the most important ships at the time, Aircraft Carriers, were out at sea.
After the attack FDR met with congress and had a speech to convince them that we need to go to war. It worked because the US enters WW2 as one of the allies because of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Because of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Americans finally had a reason to get angry and want to enter World War Two. It made the government declare war and officially enter WW2 a few days after the attack on Pearl Harbor.