Pearl Harbor
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US in WW2

How did the US react to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor?



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The President and Congress immediately declared war against Japan. The Emperor of Japan and his military leaders assured the citizens of Japan that the United States would be unable to endure the type of war that they would bring us. Their reasoning was that since the people of the United States were so racially diverse, we would not be able to have the resolve necessary to fight against the "superior" Japanese military. Unfortunately for them and fortunately for us, they were wrong.