December 7, 1941 was the day Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor was a American naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii. Concerned over Japan’s actions, the US, Netherlands and Great Britain froze Japanese assets in their countries cutting off 90% of raw materials. By December, 194l the Japanese Army had a force of 2,400,000 trained ground troops and an air fleet of 7,500 planes. The US had a force of 1,500,000 of which 1,000,000 were not completely trained, 1,157 combat aircraft and 347 war ships. Just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and almost 200 airplanes. More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died in the attack, and another 1,000 were wounded. After the infamous event on December 7, 1941, President Harry S. Truman had to make the toughest decision ever in his presidential career and life. Should the U.S. use the Atomic Bomb on Japan. There were many opinions from President Truman’s advisers, some suggested that the Atomic Bomb would bring the ...
On December 7, 1941, one of the most tragedies in United States history occurred. The Japanese launched a surprise air attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. After just two hours of bombing, more than 2,400 Americans were dead, 21 ships had either been sunk or damaged, and more than 188 U.S. aircraft destroyed (history1900s). The United States was in complete shock and disgust, so in response, the Unites States declared war on Japan.
On the morning of December 7, 1941, the United States was attacked for the first time on home soil by the Japanese. Esteemed former president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, spoke to congress the day after the Pearl Harbor attack, in what would be his most renowned speech and one of the best speeches in American history. He spoke with the purpose of persuading his audience, the congress, to go to war with Japan. The tone of the speech is melancholic but forthright, which reveals the pain and sorrow felt by citizens and the need for an urgent response.
The bombing of Pearl Harbor took place on December 7, 1941. The Japanese attacked the Americans on an early morning with explosives. The United States was aware that an attack was coming because they had decoded a Japanese message, but the United States did not know when. In 2 hours, the Japanese had sunk/damaged 19 ships, more than 2, 300 Americans were killed, and 1,100 wounded in the process. This action of the Japanese was surprising and unexpected because of the racism during the time and believing that Asians were not capable of these types of actions. As a result of the bombing, President Roosevelt believed that December 7, 1941 was “a date which will live in infamy”. The United States had declared war on Japan and the allies of Japan. The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor was due to the United States cutting off oil to the Japanese.
December 7th, 1941 had came and gone, with the U.S. naval fleet being seriously damaged at Pearl Harbor by a series of air and submarine attacks by the Japanese. This move gave the Japanese temporary naval supremacy at the expense of a large portion of the U.S. fleet. With that, President Roosevelt, who had been avoiding entering the War, declared war on Japan and then eventually...
On December 7, 1941, just before 8 am, Japanese fighter planes attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii. This was a surprise attack on the American military. The attack on Pearl Harbor was the final piece that led the United States into World War II.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed the United States Congress following the unexpected attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor the previous day. As a result, Roosevelt asked the Congress to declare war on Japan. In his speech to Congress, President Roosevelt stated that the previous day, which was December 7th, 1941, was a date that they will live in notoriety. President Roosevelt said that the United States of America was abruptly and intentionally attacked by naval and air forces of the Japanese emperor.
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
The attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7th, 1941, was and still is an event that will forever be deep-rooted in the mind of every American. After the tragic surprise attack on American soil by the Japanese, Americans throughout the country were looking for a sense of unity. The President at the time, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, recited a moving and powerful speech the day after the attack. Although the speech was specifically targeted at the Members of Congress in an effort to persuade the declaration of war with Japan, the speech was also written to be televised to the entire country. When the attack comes to mind, the powerful speech that mustered the nation together slowly follows. Every famous speech uses specific rhetorical devices in order to persuade and convince the intended audience. FDR’s use of ethos, pathos, and logos, successfully triggered the emotions of all U.S citizens and effectively provoked the idea of America declaring war on the Empire of Japan.
On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii. They destroyed seven American battleships, and 121 aircraft, and killed 2,400 people. After the attack on Pearl Harbor President Roosevelt sent out a telegram letting everyone know what was happening and it stated “Washington, Dec. 7 (AP)-President Roosevelt said in a statement today that the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, from the air. The Attack of the Japanese also made on all naval and military “activities” on the island of Oahu.” The President’s brief statement was read to reporters by Stephen Early, presidential secretary. No further details were given immediately. At the time of the White House announcement, the Japanese Ambassadors Kiurisabora Nomura and Saburo Kurusu were at the State Department.” After Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, America felt as if they couldn’t trust the Japanese Americans this is why they came up with the Japanese Internment Camps to protect themselves.
Roosevelt uses pathos to make the nation feel united through the weight of our great loss. He also uses logos to establish that the attack was planned. One example of pathos is "I regret to tell you that very many american lives have been lost." (paragraph 5) I's not easy to face the
I come before you today in defense of the leader of our Nation; our commander n’ chief; guardian of our future; and president of our United States. After an attack by the Empire of Japan on pearl harbor on December 7, 1941. My client, President Roosevelt ordered for the internment of Japanese- Americans throughout the United States through executive order 9006.
On December 7, 1941, Imperial Japan launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. In the attack, 2,403 Americans were killed, including 68 civilians. When news of the attack reached the rest of the United States, there was an immediate shift in the country, and people looked at the Japanese with disgust, as if they were potential threats to the United States. The next day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his well-known Infamy speech, calling for a declaration of war on Japan. Congress and the House of Representatives obliged, and only an hour later the United States had declared war on Japan. Consequently, Germany and Italy declared war on the U.S. as well on December 11, three days after the U.S. declared war on Japan. At
President Franklin D. Roosevelt was one of the most powerful and remembered presidents in United States history. When he spoke his words authorized a sort of empowerment and relief to his audience. On December 8, 1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered a Declaration of War speech that would be remembered for years to come. Aside from the subject, this speech has been remembered because the arguments are well supported. Also, Roosevelt’s excellent word choice coincided with his serious tone while rhetorically appealing to the logos.