Franklin greatly impacted the world, and still

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Every president of the United
States takes an oath, to protect, preserve, and defend the nation they
serve.  Presidents are faced with the
world’s most difficult of challenges; they must make decisions for the good of
the country.  Their choices can change
the course of history.  Franklin D.

Roosevelt’s decisions greatly impacted the world, and still do; specifically,
his involvement in President Harry S. Truman’s bold decision to drop not one
but two atomic bombs on Japan.  This action
stuck controversy throughout the world.  Many
believe that this action was inhumane.  While
others believe that it brought honor to those men and women who were killed
during the attack of Pearl Harbor.  This
action was justified and here is why.

When World War II began, the United
States was a neutral country. That is until Japan attacked U.S. soil.  The reasons for the Japanese attack had been
building up for over a decade.  The
Japanese were seeing themselves as an imperial force and had ambitions to expand
into China.  The United States responded
to Japan’s declaration of war on China by enforcing trade embargos and economic
sanctions.  What pushed Japan over the
edge was when the U.S. organized with the British and Dutch to implement an oil
embargo.  This hurt Japan because 90% of
Japanese oil was imported.  Without oil,
Japan’s military was impaired; all of their war efforts came to a sudden
halt.  This action deeply upset Japan, which
led them to one of the most disastrous decisions in history.

On December 7, 1941 the United
States was attacked at Pearl Harbor Naval Base near Honolulu, Hawaii.  This was the setting of a devastating
unforeseen attack.  The attack took place
just before 8am, on a Sunday, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes descended on the
base, where they succeeded in destroying and damaging 20 American Naval vessels
including 8 massive battleships, and more than 300 airplanes.  This heartbreaking event shook Americans when
they found out that the Japanese killed over 2,400 Americans and wounded over
1,000 these men and women were sailors, soldiers, and civilians.  The President, Franklin D. Roosevelt did not
take this lightly, the very next day he asked congress to declare war on Japan.  


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