Informative Speech On Pearl Harbor

analytical Essay
1179 words
1179 words

President Roosevelt stated, “Yesterday, December 7, 1941-- a date which will live in infamy--the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan…. Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation. As commander in chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense….I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire,”¹ Pearl Harbor was arranged by President Roosevelt in 1941, his first order inclosing duty to bring forth the new ships and diminish all carriers. Japan, desperate for resources, imported oil via the United States. The U.S disapproved of Japans divergence with China and as a result, halting supplies for Japan. Realizing the East Dutch Indies would be the next superlative destination to bear oil. Although, wanting to oppose connection with the United States, they detained from war in the East Dutch Indies. The goal of Pearl Harbor was to disarm the American fleet for a few months, therefore bringing hopelessness to the Dutch East Indies and seize resources to finance the war in China and the United States. Before this could occur, the United States admitting wrong and issued formal apologies. Giving $20,000 to each survivor of the Internment Camps in 1988. Granting this will never make up for the terrible conditions and racism that the Japanese-Americans had ... ... middle of paper ... ...nited States apologized for their actions consistently and offered money to cover the wounds of hundreds forever scarred with agony from these passing years. Entitling emotional distress upon Japanese-Americans. Money cannot cover up near death experiences that had existed in the internment camps. Having been treated like rodents, fed small proportions of meals and disturbing shelter circumstances. They tried their best to recreate what was taken away from them but nothing would ever be the same. The disturbing reality of this has been repeated throughout history in foreign affairs and in U.S history. The United States prides themselves in being a nation of freedom and equality, unable to learn from ongoing discrimination between race and ethnicity, but never again will this happen to the recovering Japanese- Americans that faced true brutality from their own people.

In this essay, the author

  • States president roosevelt's statement that the united states was deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the empire of japan. the facts of yesterday speak for themselves.
  • Explains that the goal of pearl harbor was to disarm the american fleet for a few months, thus bringing hopelessness to the dutch east indies.
  • Explains that japanese-americans were considered traitors in their own country. they were discriminated, looked down upon and were not welcome in the united states.
  • Explains how the japanese-americans were forced out of their homes and businesses, obligated to leave their possessions behind, and promised that their belongings would be put away in storage but thrown out like trash.
  • Explains that the government provided cots, mattresses, blankets and a stove in each room. the japanese-americans were signaled by the guards ringing bells so that they could eat.
  • Opines that the united states' claim of being a free and fair country was defiled when any japanese-american was treated this poorly.
  • Recounts how fred korematsu was arrested for refusing to obey the wartime order to leave his home and report to a relocation camp for japanese-americans. he appealed to the united states supreme court, testing the constitutionality of the deportation order.
  • Analyzes how the united states apologized for their actions consistently and offered money to cover the wounds of hundreds forever scarred with agony from these passing years.

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