Please join StudyMode to read the full document. The outcome is complete pandemonium and will change the mindset forever, thus the attack on Pearl Harbor changed ours ceaselessly. The attack on Pearl Harbor will be known as one of the most devastating attacks on American Soil along with the Attack of September 11, We have fought numerous wars mostly abroad, but without a shadow of doubt the attack on Pearl Harbor will never be forgotten, and changed the way the military operates to the current day.
When Japanese bombers appeared in the skies over Pearl Harbor on the morning of December 7, , the U. But there were several key reasons for the bombing that, in hindsight, make it seem almost inevitable. Before the Pearl Harbor attack, tensions between Japan and the United States had been mounting for the better part of a decade. The island nation of Japan, isolated from the rest of the world for much of its history, embarked on a period of aggressive expansion near the turn of the 20th century. During the Great Depression of the s, Japan sought to solve its economic and demographic woes by forcing its way into China, starting in with an invasion of Manchuria.
Thousands of lives were lost that day. During world war I, Japan and the US were allies. So, what led these two powerful nations into war? To understand this, we need to go back to the s. During the Meiji restoration , Japan had dissolved its feudal government and restored imperialism.
The attack was a surprise to Americans because most people thought that Germany would be the first to strike. The causes of this attack by Japan leave a paper trail back many years to United States president, T. The attack itself crippled the U.