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Pearl Harbor Essay

  • Submitted by: pdiaguero
  • on April 14, 2015
  • Category: History
  • Length: 380 words

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Paulina Diaguero
US History
Mr. Cortes
Period 1
Japan Ends America's Isolation
On December 7, 1941, an American naval base located in Pearl Harbor in Hawaii was attacked by Japanese fighter planes; to begin to understand why Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, one has to go back a several years due to the fact that the decision to attack the US was not an overnight decision. To begin with, the Japanese were resentful due to the American Immigration Quota Act ratified in 1924 in which it limited the number of immigrants allowed entry into the United States through a national origins quota and provided immigration visas to two percent of the total number of people of each nationality in the United States as of the 1890 national census. It completely excluded immigrants from Asia. This wounded the Japanese deeply causing them to be resentful for this "humiliating act" that was implied on them also known as "The Senate's Declaration of War." When World War I ended, the League of Nations was created to solve future world problems. The United States made no effort to be a part of it; by doing so, Japanese leaders were quite shocked and disappointed. Ever since then, Japanese leaders had been resentful of the Treaty Of Versailles. It wasn't until 1941 until Japan made a move on the United States. Ultimately, Japan attacked the United states for three main reasons: their plan for for a New World Order, the US oil embargo and the threat of the US expanding its fleet.
In the early 1930's, Japan's military power increased and established a puppet state, a country that is independent but not in practice, in Manchuria. Japan has the ideal that subjects were to be "loyal to the emperor in disregard of self" (Source A). 2nd 1932, Japan begin it's occupation of China outside if Manchuria (Source B) and causing the US to embargo all aircraft and aircraft parts from Japan because Japan declared it's policy to establish a "new order in East Asia" (Source C). The United States slowly began...

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