The Imperial Japanese Navy made its attack on Pearl Harbor on the morning of December 7, 1941. The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, was aimed at the Pacific Fleet of the United States Navy and its defending Army Air Forces and Marine Air Forces. The attack damaged or destroyed twelve American warships, destroyed 188 aircraft, and killed 2,403 American servicemen and 68 civilians.This program uses archival footage, photographs, and maps to present the facts behind this tragic incident in U.S. History. Understand how and why the U.S. public saw the attack as a treacherous act and rallied against the Empire of Japan, causing the United States to enter World War II.Grade Level: 6-12. 30 minutes.
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