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FC: Pearl Harbor Attacks (A day of infamy) By : Katelyn Medders

1: By : Katelyn Medders Pearl Harbor Attacks Language Arts Block: 2

2: Why i chose this topic?? I chose this topic because I wanted to more about why and how the Pearl Harbor attacks took place. I knew it was important but I didn't know how or why it was important to the United States. Therefore, I wanted to teach myself about it.

3: What I already know . . . I only know the basic things to know about the Pearl Harbor attacks. The first thing I know is that Pearl Harbor is a harbor in Oahu, Hawaii. Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941 on December seventh. Even though I don't know much so far, I hope to learn more.

4: Question : What made Hawaii important that Japan bombed them?? | Answer : The Japanese military leaders realized that they wanted to move into the modern age, but they didn't have many raw materials , so they decided to expand into other countries that had a lot of raw materials .The U.S Pacific fleet moved to the island of Oahu ,Japan felt threatened.President Roosevelt let former members of the U.S military to fight against the Japanese in China. Also he wouldn't allow the export of steel , scrap metal , or aviation fuel to Japan.

5: Question: What factors did Japan use to bomb Pearl Harbor??? Answer : The factors Japan used to make the Pearl Harbor attack possible would be Japan feeling a sense of being unprotected, by the move of the U.S fleet .Also aggression towards the united states for forcing them to stop forcing farther in to China

6: Question: Why was Pearl Harbor so important to history??? Answer : The Pearl Harbor attacks are important to history because Japan took us by surprise and brought the U.S into the war also people didn't think the attack would happen because the water was so shallow torpedo's would explode but Japan put wood on the end so it would level out and proceed its target.

7: What i learned I've learned so many new thins during the research of this project.I have learned that the year of 1941 December seventh Japanese military officials bombed Oahu one of many islands of Hawaii. The attack of Pearl Harbor left 2,304 Americans dead. Unsuspectingly America was taken by surprise of world war 2.

8: Conclusion I have learned why Hawaii was and still is important to our history, also why Japan bombed Hawaii and why Japan chose the island of Oahu to be bombed. Japan was indeed in a sticky situation of wanting to expand their country.

9: References *Encyclopedia ,world book # 15 2006 edition P *The attack on Pearl Harbor,corner stones of freedom by Tom McGowen published 2002 * www.nicenet.org *Steve white ,pearl harbor (a day of infamy ) published in 2002(prelude to war) * google

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