On December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese fleet. Originally, President Roosevelt did not want to be involved with the war and wanted to keep America out of harms way. However, after tracing back to that time, evidence appeared stating that President Roosevelt had been warned about the attack by the Japanese three days before they attacked Hawaii. The US government was given a memo that stated, “In anticipation of possible open conflict with this country, Japan is vigorously utilizing every available agency to secure military, naval and commercial information, paying particular attention to the West Coast, the Panama Canal and the Territory of Hawaii,” (Goddard).  Some theorists have said that Roosevelt might have kept this information to himself, not to harm his own soldiers, but to have a rightful reason to declare war on Japan. On the other hand, others have argued that Roosevelt and the rest of Washington did not believe that the Japanese would attack. One Mr. Shirley did not think that Roosevelt knew anything prior to the attacks. He is quoted saying, “Based on all my research, I believe that neither Roosevelt nor anybody in his government, the Navy or the War Department knew that the Japanese were going to attack Pearl Harbour. There was no conspiracy,” (Goddard). Whether or not Roosevelt knew about the attacks before they happened is still unknown, but many historians have their own opinions and theories. The world may never know what information was received on the day the US changed.


Goddard, Jacqui. “Pearl Harbour Memo Shows US Warned of Japanese Attack.” The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group, 4 Dec. 2011. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.


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