The morning of Decemebr 7th, 1941 hundreds of Japanese fighter planes started attacking the American naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii. The Japanese were tired of American trade embargoes so they planned a surprise attack. More than 2,000 American soldiers/sailors died, and another 1,000 were wounded. FDR asked congress to declare war on Japan and congress approved his declaration. Over two years into the attack, America had finally entered WWII.