Paired Texts > Reliving the Attack on Pearl Harbor
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"The Attack on Pearl Harbor" discusses the events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, as well as the extent of the damage inflicted on the naval base.Pair “The Attack on Pearl Harbor” with “Reliving the Attack on Pearl Harbor” to provide students with additional information regarding Pearl Harbor. How does Alton’s description of the attack compare to how “The Attack on Pearl Harbor” depicts it?
On December 7, 1941 Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, a United States naval base in Hawaii, effectively drawing America into World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, delivered this speech to a Joint Session of Congress on December 8, 1941, the day after the attack.Pair “‘Day of Infamy’ Speech” with “Reliving the Attack on Pearl Harbor” and ask student to further explore the events of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. How does President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s depiction of the events of that day compare to J.C. Alton’s experiences?
Gerald Ford's presidency began in 1974 – nearly 30 years after the end of WWII. In this speech, Ford discusses Japanese Internment, or the relocation and incarceration of Japanese Americans, during WWII. As Ford states in the speech, "We now know what we should have known then--not only was that evacuation wrong, but Japanese-Americans were and are loyal Americans."Pair “Confirming the Termination of Japanese Internment” with “Reliving the Attack on Pearl Harbor” and ask students to explore the effects of the attack on Pearl Harbor. How are the events of the two articles connected? In what other instances has the United States been prejudiced towards groups of people in the name of national security?