Pearl Harbor and 9/11

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Both the Pearl Harbor and 9-11 attacks have many similarities. Including their impact they had on the Americans. The Pearl Harbor and the 9-11 attacks on the country of America left a lasting effect on those who are "We the people". The patriotic swell and comfort given to fellow citizens arose from committing people, and not from national sovereignty, because it is people, which comprise a government. Although the enemies of the United States of America tried to tear the country apart, the patriotism that was born showed the world that they have done the exact opposite. While the United Kingdom declared war on Germany, America had some prior thought that Japan was going to attack. But the government did not know when or where. Not even the Japanese ambassadors that met with US Secretary of State, knew what would happen to their enemies. They had even met 30 minutes after the attack on Pearl Harbor. At 7:00am a switchboard operator noticed a large formation of aircraft approaching the island of Oahu. Thinking it was planes that they were expecting from California, they had dismissed the idea of this being an attack. At 7:55 it was too late to warn the Americans who were still asleep. There was no warning. The Japanese planes bombed airfields covered with air planes lining tip to tip. The second batch was dispatched to the navel field in the Pacific Ocean where most of America’s carriers and destroyers had been anchored. The USS Arizona sunk while many other ships capsized. Japan only lost 29 of their 350 planes. Sadly, America’s loss was much greater than that of their enemies. Not many people will forget the day 9-11 happened. Almost everyone who is asked, who had witnessed the attack, can remember where they were or what they were doing that day when they heard the terrible news. At 8:45 in the morning, a hijacked jet crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center. People all over thought it was an accident until the observers saw a second plane crash...
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