Pearl Harbor Essay Examples

Pearl Harbor

What dramatic events led up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor? Japan had so many other problems that were of major concern to their country before World War II ever began. They had already began to depend on raw sources such as oil, which was brought into their country from countries that were rich in… View Article

Pearl Harbor

In Pearl Harbor, H. P. Willmott has written a fine, and in many ways a very enjoyable book, which will serve as a useful introduction to the subject, even if it cannot be listed as an in-depth scholarly work. A clue to this is that the pages of the book are wider (10 ? inches)… View Article

A Day Not Forgotten, the Attack on Pearl Harbor

The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on December 7, 1941 remains a clear memory for both nations. Everything seemed to have played in favor of the Empire of Japan; from planning, to gathering the necessary resources, the silent 3,300 nautical mile journey of the task force and ultimately the attack itself. From a… View Article

Pearl Harbor

The feelings of Americans when Pearl Harbor was attacked might had greater intensity, than when the World Trade Center Building was attacked. This very intense reaction to Pearl Harbor Attack, almost bordering paranoia, triggered the Roosevelt Administration to issue E. O. 9066; requiring restricted movements of about 110,000 Japanese-descent residents of United States. Executive Order… View Article

The Internment of Japanese Canadians

After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor because of a dispute over trading oil between Canada and Japan, Canadians began to fear Japanese Canadians, were they friends or were they foes? The main fear was that the Japanese Canadians would become spies for Japan, leaking important information, giving Japan an advantage when it came time for an… View Article

Pearl Harbor – Short Summary

Three-hundred and sixty Japanese planes broke through the clouds above Pearl Harbor at 07. 55. The planes attacked in rows of two or three, dropping torpedoes at 100 knots from 70 feet. The first wave of planes destroyed US hangers and the planes in the neat, anti-sabotage rows. Other attacks in the first wave were… View Article

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor was an unmitigated disaster. Taking the place of Husband E. Kimmel, then Commander-in-chief of the U. S. Pacific Fleet, would have made little difference in the management of the attack. There was simply not enough information available to Kimmel at the time to be able to avert the attack. We have to remember… View Article

Pearl Harbor

Though the attack was focused on Pearl Harbor a Japanese fighter plane crashed on the island of Niihau. The Niihau Incident (or Battle of Niihau) occurred on December 7, 1941, when a Japanese pilot, Shigenori Nishikaichi, crash-landed on the island of Niihau after participating in the attack on Pearl Harbor. He crashed 19 feet from… View Article

Pearl Harbor and September Attacks

The Pearl Harbor and the September 11 attack are two events that changed the United States to a great deal. December 7th 1941 and September 11th 2001 are two dark days that will never be forgotten in the history of the United States. They are the two major attacks against the United States that have… View Article

Farewell to Manzanar

On December 7, 1941 there was a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by Japan. The attack came from the Japanese, yet it caused unfounded fear in this country toward Japanese Americans. The book Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston depicts the reactions of the government and the American public… View Article

Why Did Japan Attack Pearl Harbor

During World War II, the United States of America thought they could live safely as none of the warring nations on the other continents could possibly attack the US. Americans were neutral to the war in Europe. What they didn’t anticipate was that they were the ones being targeted. The United States was going to… View Article

Pearl Harbor

Picture yourself as a crew member on one of the naval ships in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1944 before complete destruction began. It’s a perfectly calm Sunday; everyone’s going about their own duties in a peaceful manner. Suddenly in the sky dozens of fighter pilots zoom overhead. Crew members have zero time to react… View Article

Pearl Harbor Turning Point in History

We chose our topic by making a list of possible topics that interested us and looking at the topics that were suggested by our teacher. We then researched a little bit, reading books and articles about different topics and events that happened in history. We finally decided on The Attack of Pearl Harbor, because it… View Article

Could Pearl Harbor Been Prevented?

Some people believe that the attack on Pearl Harbor could have been prevented from happening. Others believe that the attack was a surprise and that we didn’t see it coming. Actually Pearl Harbor could have been prevented in many ways and we did see it coming we just weren’t prepared. If we would have had… View Article

Best War Ever

The Causes of World War II History 1302 In the book The Best War Ever: America and World War II by Michael C.C. Adams, Adams discusses the misconceptions about world war two that America had and still has today. Through the title, one can assume that Americans came out of the five year war with… View Article