After the US declared war on Japan because of Pearl Harbor Germany/Italy in turn declared war on the US.
The US declared war on Japan on December 8, 1941, but did not declare war on Germany and Italy. They declared war on the US on December 10, '41.
December 11, 1941
December 11, 1941
Germany had a pact with Japan and Italy.
Germany, Italy and the other minor Axis nations. The only nation the US did declare war on was Japan, the day after Japan attacked the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. Three days after the US declared war on Japan, Germany and Italy declared war against the US. That was enough to bring about a state of war between the US and Germany and Italy. There was no need for Congress to declare war back.
Germany and Italy declared war on the US on December 11, 1941. The US replied with their own declaration.
France never declared war on the US. it was part of the allies. Germany, Italy & Japan declared war in 1941-1942 on the US
The day after Pearl Harbor the US declared war on Japan and 3 days later Italy and Germany declared war on the US. The Germany and Japan had a pact that if war was declared on one of them they would in turn declare war.
They were allied to Japan. After we were attacked at Pearl harbor we Declared War on Japan. The other Axis Powers, i.e., Germany and Italy, decalred war on us in turn.
Germany and Italy were honoring the non-aggression pact that they had signed with Japan .
The US did not declare war on Germany. Germany declared war on the US shortly after the Japanese attack on Hawaii.
The US did not declare war on Germany and Italy, although it would have been justifiable to do so since they had a formal alliance with Japan. The US declared war on Japan. A few days later, Germany and Italy declared war on the US. The above answer is missing an important factor in all this: America was the only country Germany declared war on! Germany, Italy and Japan formed the Axis, and as Germany was allied with Japan it was only natural that as soon as America declared war on Japan, Germany would declare war on America. The same can be seen in action against Germany. France and England were allied with Poland. As soon as Germany invaded Poland England and France Declared war on Germany.
As allies to Japan, Germany and Italy declared war on the US when the US declared war on Japan the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
DID THE UNITED STATES DECLARE WAR ON GERMANY FIRST YES OR NO
After Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt requested and received a declaration of war on Japan. He did not request to declare war on Germany or Italy. However, they saved him the trouble by declaring war on the US a few days later.
Germany and Italy declared war on the United States on December 11, 1941 in compliance with their agreement with Japan to do so; and the US responded by declaring war on both Italy and Germany. In fact the the US and Germany had been in in a virtual state of war for almost a year already considering the American's active support for Britain and the Soviet Union through lend lease, and the Atlantic convoy system.
America didn't declare war on Germany and Italy, it was the other way round. As part of the Axis Pact, once war was declared between the empire of Japan and the United States, Germany and Italy declared war on America on the 11th of December 1941, 4 days after the attack on Pearl Harbour.
Germany didn't declare war on US, Germany declared war against Britain, and US is allied with Britain so was obliged to join the fight.
Germany didnt declare war on US.. US declared war on Germany
Actually Germany declared war on America first. Immediately after Pearl Harbor, which was on 7th December 1941.
The US did not declare war on Germany. Germany declared war on the US, on December 11, 1941. This was four days after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, and three days after the US declared war on Japan. Shortly after, Italy also declared war on the US. The procedure is the president asks Congress for a Declaration of War, and Congress then votes on the question.
It began with Japans attack on Peatrl Harbor. The US declared war on Japan forcing Germany and Italy to declare war on the US.