Setting the Stage Like Hitler, Japan’s leaders also had dreams of an empire. Japan was faced with overcrowding and food shortages. To overcome these problems-they began a program that would lead to war
Surprise Attack on Pearl Harbor As Japan expanded throughout Southeast Asia they felt that the U.S. Fleet in Hawaii was, “a dagger Pointed at our throat” and must be destroyed
As Japan expanded its empire During the 1940’s and when it Allied with Germany, the U.S. Halted all trading between U.S. And Japan (Sept. 1940) Steel, oil, gasoline, and others
Discuss the reasons why the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Do you think they were justified?
December 7, 1941- Japan attacks Pearl Harbor- Hawaii The United States knew that an Attack might come but did not Know when or where
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/pearlharbor/ 6:10-1 st wave of Japanese planes take off 6:45-U.S. Navy sinks a Japanese submarine off the coast of Oahu 7:02- Radar spots aircraft headed toward Pearl Harbor 7:20- Headquarters ignores radar report 7:55- 1 st wave of Japanese planes attack