Essay about Effects Of The Atomic Bomb On Japan
Wallace State Community College
June 25, 2015 The Effects Of The Atomic Bomb In Japan
The United States did not join World War II until Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. This awakened America and they went into defense mode. After a few years of fighting Japan, America got tired of being at war with them and tried to negotiate with Japan to get them to surrender. Japan did not like the proposition, so America came up with a new solution.
On December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The attack was so destructive, that it caused tons of damage within just two hours. The Japanese managed to demolish almost 20 American marine vessels, as well as eight massive battleships, and almost 200 airplanes. Over 2,000 US sailors and soldiers died in the attack and 1,000 more were injured. The next day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt discussed declaring war on Japan with Congress; the request was approved by Congress with just one differing vote. Within just three days, Japanese allies Germany and Italy also proclaimed war on the United States and again Congress reciprocated. Everyone was shocked by the attack on Pearl Harbor but the United States and Japan had been on the verge of war for years. One of the main reasons the United States was particularly discontent with Japan is because their increasingly hostile approach toward China. The…