Sunday December 7th 1941
Japan wanted to gain control of Asia and expand its empire
Japan has already invaded china and began illegally occupying territories in the pacific region
usa, in order ti protect democracy, began producing ammunition for the allies
has cuts out all economic ties with Japan
japan wanted to prevent use to get into war, so they deleted them.
Japan surprise attack against us navel base stationed at pearl harbour, Hawaii
2 aerial attack waves totalling 353 aircrafts
launched from 6 Japanese aircrafts carriers
Japan wanted control of the pacific.
in 2 hours, Japan sank four and damaged four more USA navy battle ships
effective attack(damaged lots of ships and sink)
killed 2,402 army personnel and wounded 1,282
USA now declares war, Germany declares war on USA.
long term results
WW2 becomes a global war
North American is not safe from invasions(originally thought war was in Europe)
3,700 American casualties ( soldiers + civilians)