Pearl Harbor is located near Honolulu in Hawaii. It is also the location of one of the largest U.S. Pacific Naval Fleets. On December 7, 1941 Japan sprung a surprise attack on this base. The result was two-fold the near annihilation of the U.S. Pearl Harbor Fleet and the declaration of war between the U.S. and Japan. Japan had signed the Tripartite Pact with Germany and Italy which put the U.S. at war with all three countries. The final result of this aggression was two atomic bombs dropped on Japan.
This selection of worksheets and reading lessons looks at the causes, impact, and remembrance of the 1941 attacks on Pearl Harbor. We follow up by looking at the response from the U.S. Military.