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Pearl Harbor

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    Attack on Pearl Harbor

  • Japan invading China

    Japan invading China
    Japan started by invading Manchuria, because it saw the Northern part of China as being a limitless supply of raw materials. The reason that war began, was because in September of 1931, dynamite was detonated close to a japanese-owned railway. Total war in China began on July 7th of 1937 and lasted to September 2nd of 1945.
  • Battle of Shanghai

    Battle of Shanghai
    Battle of Shanghai
    One of the largest and messiest battles of the war, the battle of Shanghai was the first major fight between the Chinese and Japanese forces. Japan was apparently much more "superior in air power and and number of combat troops.". China was helpless and could not stop the Japanese from taking over Shanghai. China had to fight hard to keep the Japanese from invading the capital and unfortunately were causght at the losing end.
  • USS Panay

    USS Panay
    On December 12, 1937, a boat called the US Panay was bombed after being anchored in the Yangtze for nine years. Despite the fact that the american flag was draped across the top of the ship and the obvious markings that the ship had to offer, 3 waves of Japanese planes bombed the ship.
  • The Nanking Massacre

    The Nanking Massacre
    This was a six-week period that followed the Japanese capture of the former capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians and soldiers were murdered and raped by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army. An estimated 250-300,000 people were killed during this time.
  • "The almost War"

    "The almost War"
    Between the years of 1938 and 1939, the Japanese and the Soviet Union fought multiple times along the border between Manchuria and Mongolia. This fighting going on between Japan and the Soviet Union is significant to World War 2 and to Pearl Harbor because it shows the aggressive tendencies that Japan had.
  • Japan's Conquest

    Japan's Conquest
    Japan continues its conquest of China by taking over Hainan Island off the Southern coast. This occupation improved Japan’s ability to interdict maritime trade routes.
    Because the U.S. was the military threat in the Pacific, Japan had prepared war plans to deal with this problem, the U.S. had similar war plans aimed at Japan. The Japanese plan was to conduct one large naval battle against the American Navy, destroying it, resulting in the inability of the U.S. to interfere with Japanese.
  • Roosevelt Administration

    Roosevelt Administration
    Japan revoked the existing treaty of commerce with the United States. Although this did not lead ot an immediate embargo, it meant that the Roosevelt Administration could now restrict he flow of military supplies into Japan. This could be used as leverage to force Japan to stop using so much violence in China.
  • Naval Battle

    Naval Battle
    The Japanese plan was to conduct one large naval battle against the American Navy, destroying it, resulting in the inability of the United States to interfere with Japanese expansion throughout Europe.
  • Threat to the US

    Threat to the US
    August, 1940 They announced Japan’s intention to drive the Western imperialist nations from Asia. Japan would have to launch a campaign of military conquest and rule, and did not intend to pull out of China. At the same time, several pacts with Western nations only made Japan appear more of a threat to the United States.
  • Tripartite Pact

    Tripartite Pact
    Japan signed the Tripartite Pact with the European Axis powers, Germany, and Italy. These three countries then became allies. Astrong relatioship between these three countries never grew, and the conflicts in the Pacific and Europe remained separate.
  • Plan

    In January of 1941, Japanese Adm. Yamamoto begins to talk with other officials (Japanese officers) about the possibilty of an attack on Pearl Harbor. On January 27th, the US Ambassador to Japan tells Washington that Japan is planning a suprise attack on Pearl Harbor. NOBODY believes this information. They believed that Japanese would attack the Phippine Islands.
  • Economic Pressure

    Economic Pressure
    The economic pressure from the United States forced trade embargos that restricted the sale of strategic materiale between thee U.S and Japan. America would not lift the Embargos until Japan Pulled out of indochina. Japan fled china, and then attack british and dutch colonies in southeast asia. The Japanese also attacked the philippines and then proceeded to take over.
  • "Bomb Plot"

    "Bomb Plot"
    A message from Japanese Naval Intelligence to consul General in Honolulu asking for a map of exact locations of the ships that can be found in Pearl Harbor. This information was not given to Admiral Kimmel and General Short.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
    On the night of December 6th, to the morning of December 7th, the Japanese prepared their flight to attack US Naval bases Hickam, Wheeler, Ford Island, Kaneohe and Ewa Field. At 7:55 (Hawaiian time) Japanese Aircrafts began the attack that lasted 2 hours and 20 minutes.
  • A date that will live in infamy

    A date that will live in infamy
    Pearl Harbor addressOn December 8th, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt adddressed Congress about the attack on Pearl Harbor that lasted no longer than 2 hours, and claimed the lives of over 2,500 soldiers and innocent civilians, along with 1,000 people being wounded. The attack damaged and destroyed over 18 American war ships. The House of Representatives voted 388-1 that America should go to war. The one person that voted no war was a woman by the name of Jeannette Rankin. 30