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.
They declared war on Japan after the attack.
The Japanese were angry at the US beacause they were in war and they were losing so they did the attack on Pearl Harbor because they thought if they did it would give them a chance to win but the US were getting all the woman and children out of harms way so they could attack.
Had to immediately react to violence.
He called it a "day of infamy".
This question needs clarification. Which attack? Pearl Harbor attack by the Japanese? They reacted with sadness, anger, confusion and a desire to take revenge on Japan.
most Japanese Americans were treated badly by Americans there were mass movements of them to camps to prevent espionage
they droped nuclear bombs on japan
Japanese soldiers didn't land troops at pearl harbor because the army would have seen the carrier coming. A plane attack was much quicker, and it gave the U.S. less time to react and organize a counter-offense.
The incoming attack was totally unexpected. The defending troops had no time to react.
With a declaration of war.
They didn't do anything until the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Then they started the Pacific War
Japan and Germany had prepared for war. The rest of the world had to "react" to it and were not as prepared as they should have been.
General Doolittle led a raid against Tokyo and other Japanese cities to raise US morale.
Before WWII, 88% of Americans opposed American intervention in "Europe's War." FDR himself tried several ways to avoid intervention by passing the Lend-Lease Act with Britain. He wanted to avoid war but try to help the Allies win. After that plan failed, his only choice was deliberate provocation of the Japanese in order to enter the war, defeat Germany, and preserve democracy and national security. Due to the Pearl Harbor attack, Roosevelt knew that the people would want revenge against the Japanese and would want to enter the war. MORE AMERICANS AFTER THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR SUPPORTED INTERVENTION IN THE WAR THAN BEFORE THE ATTACK. source: I did a debate on Pearl Harbor conspiracy theory for my APUSH class.
We declared war on Japan the next day. It led to the involuntary internment of Japanese-Americans out of fear of them maintaining loyalties to Japan.
With righteous indignation.
They declared war on Japan.
They reacted almost immediately by going to war against Japan, the very day after pearl harbor the desicion was made to go to war
We had to get all of our naval vessels out of mothballs. Many had been decommissioned and designated for destruction. Many of these same vessells saw extensive conflict in the South Seas.
They joined WW2 and bombed japan to make them surrender
they startd to bomb Germany and then people stuck up for them and the war started
It depends on who you were. The family of the people killed in the attack were extremely mad. The people that had no connection to it what so ever were not that happy about it but they didn't have the feeling of loss to aid there hatred. Also people thought that that was the last straw. So ultimately they wanted a war so we could attack them our their home ground. So we had WWII
The day after pearl harbor Roosevelt (FDR) asked congress to declare war on japan.FDR called December 7th "a date which will live in infamy [disgrace]." Germany, an ally of Japan, then declared war on the US.
In response to Japan's aggression against French Indochina, the US imposed an embargo of oil and metals, which Japan needed for its military. The Japanese then decided to get these resources by conquering the nations of Southeast Asia, which possessed the raw materials Japan needed, but were threatened by the US Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawai'i. This is why Japan attacked Pearl Harbor: to ensure that the US navy could not interfere with their conquest of Southeast Asia.