how did the united states react to pearl harbor?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    WW2, Japanese internment camps

  • 1 decade ago

    From the wikipedia (under "immediate aftermath" in the article "attack on pearl harbor"):

    Ninety minutes before the attack on Pearl Harbor began (December 7, 1941 Japan time, on the other side of the International Date Line), Japan invaded British Malaya. This was followed by an early morning attack on the New Territories of Hong Kong and within hours or days by attacks on the Philippines, Wake Island, and Thailand and by the sinking of HMS Prince of Wales and Repulse.

    On December 8, 1941, Roosevelt addressed a joint session of Congress, calling 7 December 1941 "a date which will live in infamy". Amid outrage at the attack and the late delivery of the note breaking off relations, actions considered treacherous, Congress declared war on Japan with Jeannette Rankin (Republican of Montana) casting the only dissenting vote. Roosevelt signed the declaration the same day. Continuing to intensify its military mobilization, the U.S. government finished converting to a war economy, a process begun by provision of weapons to the Soviet Union and Great Britain.

    The Pearl Harbor attack immediately galvanized a divided nation into action. Public opinion had been moving towards support for entering the war during 1941, but considerable opposition remained until the Pearl Harbor attack. Overnight, Americans united against Japan, and that response probably made possible the unconditional surrender position later taken by the Allied Powers. Some historians believe the attack on Pearl Harbor doomed Japan to defeat simply because it awakened the "sleeping U.S. behemoth", regardless of whether the fuel depots or machine shops had been destroyed or even if the carriers had been caught in port and sunk. U.S. industrial and military capacity, once mobilized, was able to pour overwhelming resources into both the Pacific and Atlantic theaters. Others believe Japanese trade protection was so incompetent, U.S. submarines could have strangled Japan into defeat alone.

    Perceptions of treachery or possible treachery in the attack before a declaration of war sparked fears of sabotage or espionage by Japanese sympathizers residing in the U.S., including citizens of Japanese descent and was a factor in the subsequent Japanese internment in the western United States. Other factors included misrepresentations of intelligence information (none) suggesting sabotage, notably by General John DeWitt, commanding Coast Defense on the Pacific Coast, who had personal feelings against Japanese Americans. In February 1942, Roosevelt signed United States Executive Order 9066, requiring all Japanese Americans to submit themselves for arrest and internment.

    Source(s): wikipedia, yo
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The U.S responded to the PEARL HARBOR ATTACK of 7 December 1941 by kicking the dog crap outta the Japanese, blowing the snot outta 2 of their cities and bombing several more!. You better believe those inbred morons WOKE A SLEEPING GIANT. Personally, I think Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto and the rest of those butt kissers of his got off easy. We should have cut off their cajones with a rusty samurai sword and fed them to him! I can't believe someone would actually have to ask that question. Did you fail U.S. history? Sounds like you did.

  • 1 decade ago

    We changed from an isolationist country to one seeking vengeance and retribution...overnight. There were no Democrats or Republicans, only Americans....we closed ranks so to speak.

    Source(s): true story........
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  • 1 decade ago

    Short version:Japanese planes bombed the harbor.We joined in WWII, went to Japan and dropped the atomic bomb on them. They surrender.

    Source(s): I told you it was just the short version. If you want details, then someone who is less busy should answer your question with a link.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It got the American sheeple to support war, which is why it was allowed to happen (SEE: 911).

  • 1 decade ago

    By declaring war.

  • 1 decade ago

    Does your teacher know your using yahoo answers for homework?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    We stopped buying sushi

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