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...
...attack on PearlHarbor and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. One attack was committed by terrorists and the other was committed by a government. After PearlHarbor, we entered a world war, and after the terrorist attacks, we invaded another country. Both Attacks were grave threats to our national security.
To begin, the two attacks were launched by different types of enemies. On September 11, 2001, civilian terrorists attacked the United States. They belonged to a group called Al Qaeda and were from the nations of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt. On December 7, 1941, the United States military base at PearlHarbor, Hawaii was attacked by the military representing the government of Japan. PearlHarbor was attacked by a nation against a nation, where as the attacks on September 11 were perpetrated by civilians against civilians. Unlike the military attack at PearlHarbor, which was intended to destroy our Pacific fleet, the September 11 attacks were not only meant to threaten or government but to demonstrate hatred for our way of life and ruin our economic system.
A difference between the attacks is that after one we went to war and after the other we invaded another country. After PearlHarbor, we entered World War II....
PearlHarbor and the attack of 9/11 had many effects on our world today. These events potentially changed America forever. There are many things we, as a country, should do to remember why these events are important.
As the years go on, it becomes harder and harder for people to realize the importance of PearlHarbor. We are in a generation where the teens learning the information can only know of it because of pictures and what they were told. To keep remembering PearlHarbor, history teachers must never forget to teach about it. Personally, I’ve always remembered December 7th not only for PearlHarbor, but it’s also my dad’s birthday. And it’s a weird coincidence, but that’s how I remember the day. Other people can remember the day by watching the shows on the history channel or even attending services. It’s very important to remember this attack because it was potentially one of the biggest attacks. It was a stepping stone in where America is today. It’s very important that children know about it too. They need to know what their country has been through. It’s the history.
For 9/11, it’s much easier for us to remember. All of us are capable of knowing what happened because it was during our time. We were in kindergarten when it happened. It’s very easy for our country to remember...
Attack on PearlHarborPearlHarbor was the first foreign attack on the United States territory and also the longest attack on the U.S. soil. The day after PearlHarbor Theodor Roosevelt gave his famous speech while asking Congress to declare war. Within his speech Theodor Roosevelt said “No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory"11
Though PearlHarbor was a surprise the United States and government officials were aware of the attacks being planned by the Japanese. PearlHarbor had been a war in the making for a while as much as the United States was trying to avoid it. In 1973 the Japanese’s invaded China. “The United States refused to intervene when Japanese troops sacked the city of Nanjing, massacred 300,000 Chinese residents, and raped thousands of women.”2 The United States wanted to stay out and remain neutral that was until 1940 when General Hideki Tojo became the war minister of Japan. One of General Hideki Tojo’s first accomplishments as war minister was to get a treaty with Italy and Germany. After having the treaty in place he then sent to attack Indochina. The purpose of all 3 countries was to have ultimate power of 4 countries one of those being the United States of America. After...
.... Because American military leaders were not expecting an attack so close to home, the naval facilities at PearlHarbor were relatively undefended. Almost the entire Pacific Fleet was moored around Ford Island in the harbor, and hundreds of airplanes were squeezed onto adjacent airfields. To the Japanese, PearlHarbor was an irresistible target.
The Japanese plan was simple, Destroy the Pacific Fleet. That way, the Americans would not be able to fight back as Japan’s armed forces spread across the South Pacific. On December 7, after months of planning and practice, the Japanese launched their attack.
At about 8 a.m., Japanese planes filled the sky over PearlHarbor. Bombs and bullets rained onto the vessels moored below. At 8:10, a 1,800-pound bomb smashed through the deck of the battleship USS Arizona and landed in her forward ammunition magazine. The ship exploded and sank with more than 1,000 men trapped inside. Next, torpedoes pierced the shell of the battleship USS Oklahoma(Tsukiyama, 2006) . With 400 sailors aboard, the Oklahoma lost her balance, rolled onto her side and slipped underwater. By the time the attack was over, every battleship in PearlHarbor–USS Arizona, USS Oklahoma, USS California, USS West Virginia, USS Utah, USS Maryland, USS Pennsylvania, USS Tennessee and USS Nevada had sustained significant damage. In all, the Japanese...
November 11, 2008
History Paper 2
The attack on PearlHarbor was a surprise strike by the Japanese navy against the United States. As a result of this, the United States became involved in World War II. PearlHarbor was attacked on December 7, 1941, Sunday morning.
Before the attack, Americans ignored the war and continued sending the British ships and tanks while their enemies were making bombs. Americans had cut off the Japanese oil supply. They only had enough for eighteen months. This resulted in a massive sudden strike; the Japanese annihilated the Pacific fleet in a single attack at PearlHarbor. Over 2,400 Americans were killed and over 1,000 were wounded.
The Japanese plan was to send out radio messages for Americans to intercept. They wanted to make sure to mention Hawaii in all the clutter, to confuse them. So, by the time the Americans decoded the message it would be too late. The United States focused more on the Japanese missing ships, and where they went to. Some Americans in the government thought it had to do with an attack on PearlHarbor but others did not believe such thing would happened, and they were protected. All their ships were grouped together so they wouldn’t be spread out into the water, just as a precaution. The Japanese sent out one of...
English 10 Pre-ap
11 May 2012
The attack of PearlHarbor left many Americans in pain and in shock on the day of December 7, 1941. Since the attack, Americans have advanced in new weapons that now have an overwhelming impact on war, leaving the Americans almost undeafeatable. The attack of PearlHarbor was important for Americans because it brought forth the atomic age, it caused the United States to be involved in World War II, and it gave the Americans determination.
When Americans were bombed they lost many friends and relatives that day. Don Van Der Vat, a very successful author of several works on modern warfare, states in his book PearlHarbor: The Day of Infamy, that a majority of the loses of the attack on PearlHarbor were on the American side (137). Also Susan Wels notes in her book December 7, 1941 PearlHarbor: America's Darkest Day, that the island's hospitals were packed with casualities, schools were turned into makeshift wards where the injured would be taken to (182). After suriviors of the attack saw their loved ones go through this, there wasn't anything stopping them from seeking revenge on Japan. On the day of the attack, no one knew what was coming and no one knew that it would change American history forever. The United States created the most powerful...
A Date That Will Live In Infamy
March 15, 2010
1. Drug into WWII
1. “Air raid…”
D. Japanese forces
1. 30 ships
2. 6 carriers
3. 430 planes
A. Secret plans
a. Conquering China
a. Cut off by U.S.
a. centered around 6 aircraft carriers
b. 24 supporting vessels
a. communications drill
a. Nov. 26
2. Radar problems
a. Thought they were American
1. First ship struck
a. 129 men,
b. 29 planes
c. 5 submarines.
a. 161 planes and damaged 102.
b. 21 unnecessarily destroyed ships
1. 2,403 soldiers and 68 civilians.
...live our lives today. When we have conflicts on other countries soil it does not affect us as Americans as an attack on our own. The outcome is complete pandemonium and will change the mindset forever, thus the attack on PearlHarbor changed ours ceaselessly.
The attack on PearlHarbor will be known as one of the most devastating attacks on American Soil along with the Attack of September 11, 2001. We have fought numerous wars mostly abroad, but without a shadow of doubt the attack on PearlHarbor will never be forgotten, and changed the way the military operates to the current day. Myself being an U.S. Army Warrant Officer, it suits my personality to educate myself on historical warfare that influenced the way we as a military operate today. There is a lot of information and Historical facts about the attack on PearlHarbor, and it seems difficult to outline everything in 8-10 pages, but a general overview of how it affected life in the United States of America can be achieved.
PearlHarbor Naval Base, Hawaii, was attacked by Japanese torpedo and bomber planes on December 7, 1941, at 7:55 a.m. Pacific time. (U.S. History, 2009) It will always be known as “a date which will love in infamy”. (Davidson, 2008) The purpose of the attack on PearlHarbor was to neutralize American naval...