This question is up for debate just like the question of whether George W. Bush knew about 9/11 before it happened. Conspiracy theorists would answer yes, but there is no real evidence to support it. A good history professor I once had said that Roosevelt could not possibly know the attack plan, but knew the Japanese would retaliate somehow because of the trade embargo. Knowing exactly how was a suprise, the president couldn't possibly know ahead of time.
Obviously yes because he was the President.
Yes, the code was already broken right before the attack on Pearl Harbor even started. President Roosevelt already knew about the Japanese was going to attack Pearl Harbor, but he didn't know for sure if it was true. Yes, the code was already broken right before the attack on Pearl Harbor even started. President Roosevelt already knew about the Japanese was going to attack Pearl Harbor, but he didn't know for sure if it was true.
There are books written about the subject, stating that he did.
japan knew where to attack Pearl Harbor because due to recent research the japanses knew where and when the would attack.
There are books about the subject that indicated that the US knew.
it was an unexpected suprise attack
We helped other countries by making tanks, guns, and other war supplies needed. Did you know.... while Pearl Harbor was being bombed, the Jap's were in a conference/talk with Franklin Roosevelt?
It was shortly after the pearl Harbor attack when President Roosevelt signed a law that put that in motion. if you want an exact date i dont know
There are books written that state we did know.
No why would they know that. Those stupid Japs!
Yes but only about 10 minutes before the attack and not enough time to let the base of Pearl Harbor know in time.
It's fair to say the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor came as a very unpleasant surprise. There were vague rumors of an attack, but everyone assumed it would be on the Philippines.
the attack of pearl harbor was whaen japan bombed a us nava base causing aamerica to get involved into the horrendous war know as world war two.
The Japanese were able to attack Pearl Harbor because it was on an early Sunday morning where people were still asleep or at church. Plus the Americans would not know being unprepared for a surprise attack.
My god, what dummy doesn't know THIS. It was when the Japanese launched a secret attack on hawaii, aka. PEARL HARBOR.
they did not know that was going they did not have a problem with the Japanese
how could you not know it is a day that will live in infamy
There are books written that state that the US did know.
Pretty sure Pearl harbor was attacked by the Japanese in 1947 to prevent the US from influencing the war in south Asia that Japan was planning... unless you know of another attack to specify on?
cause people didn't even know about the attack and where "sleeping".
i really dont know.
No of course not. However the Americans did find out that Japan was going to attack them, but they didn't know when and where. They found this out by cracking the Japanese code, that was being sent through. Japan wanted the attack on Pearl Harbor to be a surprise, so the US would not be prepared to defend themselves. This is why the U.S. lost many men, planes and ships when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Bottom line, the U.S. had no idea that Japan was going to attack Pearl Harbor.