The Bombing of Pearl Harbor Could Have Been Avoided

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Pearl Harbor

The bombing of pearl harbor could have been avoided and many lives could have been saved if the united states didn't have over confidence in themselves, if the Americans would have kept better tract of Japanese intelligence, and if

Roosevelt would of warned pearl harbor of his knowledge of it going to be attacked. Many things led up to the bombing of pearl harbor. The things that led up to the bombing started when japan started to make naval bases all over the territories it controlled. Roosevelt saw this as a threat to the United States so he decided to cut off their supply of natural resources. Roosevelt knew that without natural resources japan would not be able to last economically very long. In 1941 the United States tried to come to an agreement with japan to settle their differences. Japan wanted the untied states to keep supplying oil and for the United States to let japan go to war with china.

The untied states refused to lift the oil embargo until japan would back off of their aggression with china. Neither country would agree to a settlement and war seemed like it was inescapable. (Pearl harbor conspiracy, 12) The many people in the United

States knew that pearl harbor was going to be bombed, but nobody in Hawaii knew about the planned attack. Pearl harbor at the time before the bombing was very relaxed. " Many people in pearl harbor had no clue about the Japanese plotting to bomb it because nobody was informed about it."( ). "Many people had no idea that pearl harbor was going to be bombed" as Ruth Erickson says who was a nurse at the time of the bombing. She says: " we did not know what to think when pearl harbor...