Pearl Harbor & Japanese Internment

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Pearl Harbor & Japanese Internment

  1. 1. Pearl Harbor & Japanese Internment
  2. 2. On December 7 th 1941 the Japanese Navy attacked the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawai’i
  3. 11. 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>
  4. 12. The U.S.S. Arizona continues to leak oil in this 2004 photograph
  5. 14. WHY did the Japanese attack the United States?
  6. 15. 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>
  7. 16. Reactions to the attack
  8. 17. Reactions to the attack
  9. 18. Reactions to the attack
  10. 19. Reactions to the attack
  11. 20. Because Pearl Harbor was a “sneak attack” Americans began to distrust Americans of Japanese or even Chinese descent.
  12. 21. There were rumors that Japanese-American citizens would spy for Japan or sabotage the war effort.
  13. 22. The U.S. government decided to lock up any Japanese-Americans for the duration of the war.
  14. 23. Internment camps were set-up in isolated areas of the country
  15. 24. Japanese-Americans were rounded and sent by train to their new “homes”
  16. 26. 120,000 Japanese-Americans were placed in camps for the duration of the war.

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