"A Date Which Will Live In Infamy"
Introduction As you learned in this chapter, tensions between the United States and Japan intensified when Japan began to expand its empire in Asia and the Pacific. President Roosevelt hoped to halt the Japanese advance with strategic materials embargoes and negotiations. Even as Japanese envoys came to Washington, their military leaders prepared to strike the United States. At Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, just before 8 A.M. on December 7, 1941, American sailors looked up into the skies to see the first wave of Japanese bombers approaching the island. As the deafening thunder of exploding bombs rolled over the naval base, telegraph operators sent out the message: "AIR RAID ON PEARL HARBOR: THIS IS NO DRILL." At this Web site you can navigate a multimedia map and time line to explore the events of the attack that would ultimately unify the American people in support of World War II.
Destination Title: Remembering Pearl Harbor
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