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  1. U.S. Enters the War

  2. Japan Sets the Stage for War • NATIONALISM • GREAT DEPRESSION • JAPANESE EXPANSION - Population Growth - Raw Materials

  3. MILITARY LEADERSHIP War Minister Hideki Tojo Controlled Japan in the 1930’s Emperor Hirohito Figurehead

  4. American Reaction • Open Door Policy violated • 1940 Embargo (Iron & Steel) • 1941 Freeze Japans assets in U.S. • 1941 Embargo (Oil & Scrap Metal) • Negotiations fail by the end of November, 1941……….

  5. “Tora, Tora, Tora” 6:09 am PST……….December 7, 1941 183 planes lead the First Wave of attacks

  6. Attack on Pearl HarborDecember 7th, 1941Oahu, Hawaii • Attack lasted 2 ½ hours • 2300+ Servicemen dead • 18 Battleships sunk or damaged • 300+ Aircraft destroyed

  7. “…..a day which will live in infamy”

  8. The USS Nevada makes a run for it

  9. General Yamamoto “ I can run wild for six months. After that I have no expectation of success”

  10. U.S. Declares War on Japan • FDR asks Congress for Declaration of War December 8, 1941 • Germany and Japan Declare War on U.S. December 11, 1941

  11. U.S. Gets into the Fight

  12. Pearl Harbor - Today