The Attack on Pearl Harbor Kaylan McNally Ms. Burton Due 2/14/13
To analyze how and why the Japanese were successful in their attack
Abstract The Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor that brought the United States into what is known as World War ll, it also personifies a large moment in the national history of America. My paper looks at the exchange of different reported practices of World War ll. Analysis of the effects of Pearl Harbor portrays legendary histories that sometimes sharpens the shape of a national time and space that illustrates the past by means of related alliance.
The Attack on Pearl Harbor
In the late 1930’s, the United States was pulling itself out of the Great Depression and living with the devastating drought of the Dust Bowl. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs had offered financial relief and aid for many United States citizens; by 1941 the country was on a slow path to recovery. (Hamen, 2009) War had been raging in Europe since September 1939; World War II set Germany and Italy against France and Great Britain. In June 1940, France had fallen to Adolf Hitler’s German troops. Soon after Great Britain was the only country in Europe that was able to fend off German invasion; Germany had already taken over Poland, Denmark, and Norway. Great Britain’s Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, looked for help from the United States. President Roosevelt sent aid to Great Britain in war materials through the LendLease act, but the United States was not eager to become involved with a war that leaders believed did not concern them. However, that would all change (December 7, 1941). (Hamen, 2009) Japan struggled economically after World War I. With very few natural resources, Japan had to rely on other countries for imports of items like iron, oil, natural gas, and rubber. The neighboring Asian...