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Why was the Pearl Harbor attack such a shock to the US?
It was a shock to the U.S. because we did not expect it. We thought we had an alliance with Japan but we were wrong. Japan was mad at us because we would not give them the supplies they needed. Pearl Harbor was our most filled marine base and a key target. There was no way for us to get help because everything was in the Harbor. The president at the time sent a telegram shortly after the attack ended saying that Japan was not a threat and they ended being wrong as well. We go betrayed by Japan and we becam wary of our allances.
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Answer America responded with war. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, America decided that it was time to enter the second world war. The U.S. declared war on Japan and …it all led to the atomic bombs.
It was a surprise because the officers on watch did not "connect the dots" when they received information indicating that a flight of planes was coming their way.
Kick butt We "sucked it up" and kicked some tail. The attitude of the nation was different than it is now. Now we have to be "politically correct" in everything we do. We… don't want to hurt anybody's feeling....unless they are your fellow Americans'. We have too many politicians who are only out for themselves and the heck with the United States. Declared war on Japan. we basically got pissed and killed their stupid sorry selves But we also put all of the Chinese in our country in refuge camps
Answer The US lost 2,345 military and 57 civilian dead, two battleships and two destroyers sunk, several other major ships damaged.
Had to immediately react to violence.
Fought back and prepared to counter attack. They created the "Manhattan Project". This was the creation of the Atomic Bombs. They dropped these bombs on top of Hiroshima, Japa…n and Nagasaki, Japan.
It united the people of the US. It awakened the sleeping giant (the US) and pushed the US into war - something we had been valiently trying to resist.
declared war on japan led to atomic bomb
A bomb and some Japanese.
No, or else it probably would have been less successful. It happened on a Sunday when the whole military was off for the sabbath.
Admiral Husband E. Kimmel was the Admiral who was the head of the Fleet in Pearl Harbor. He was reassigned and lost his command of the Fleet. Another Admiral was chosen, Nimit…z I believe.
Yes, it pissed us off and ended up with us burning Japan to the ground.
In Pearl Harbor
The US didn't directly attack anybody. Japanese ships atacked a patrol, thus leading to the famous Battle at Midway.
In Pearl Harbor
The US first reacted by the "Doolittle's raid" which was basically flying modified B12 Bombers off an aircraft carrier to Bomb Tokyo's major Military Plants, before they set o…ff there was a little ceremony held on the flight deck, Doolittle tied false peace medals onto the bombs to "give them back" after they bombed Pearl Harbor
In US in WW2
The United States was beginning to increase its preparations for war with Japan, which included increasing defenses in the Philippines, Guam, Wake Island, Midway Island, Hawai…ian islands, and several other islands to the southwest of Pearl Harbor. The US Navy & Army forces at Pearl Harbor & elsewhere in Hawaii were surprised when the Japanese attacked them in Hawaii on 7 December 1941, however they were somewhat prepared for war. US defenders were able to shoot down 29 Japanese aircraft, and damage another 74. US ships also sank several Japanese mini-subs that attempted to attack the US fleet. There were dozens of US ships not at Pearl Harbor, during the attack, because they were at sea engaged in various operations preparing for war. This included two US Aircraft Carriers, USS Lexington & USS Enterprise. One of the great ironies of the war: Although the Japanese chose the time(s) & place(s) to start the war with the United States/Great Britain/Netherlands; it was the Japanese that were the most unprepared for the war that would develop. Although this fact was not obvious in 1941, it became much more apparent by 1943.