On December 7 th 1941 the Japanese Navy attacked the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawai’i
Results of the Attack <ul><li>2,388 people were killed and another 1,178 were wounded. </li></ul><ul><li>Though the U.S. Navy lost several ships and many planes, the damages were not critical. </li></ul>
The U.S.S. Arizona continues to leak oil in this 2004 photograph
WHY did the Japanese attack the United States?
Because <ul><li>1) The U.S, was conducting a blockade which kept the Japanese from acquiring the raw materials and petroleum they needed to keep their war machine going </li></ul><ul><li>2) The Japanese knew that war with the U.S. was inevitable, so they hoped to destroy our navy before the war started. </li></ul>