EL Civics for ESL Students

Pearl Harbor Day Lesson, Page 2

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Japanese Planes and Pilots

What country attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941?

  • Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.
  • Three hundred and fifty-three Japanese planes took off from six aircraft carriers located in the Pacific Ocean.


USS Arizona Sinking During Pearl Harbor Attack

How many people died during the attack?

  • About 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 were wounded. Only 65 Japanese servicemen were killed or wounded.
  • The Japanese won the battle.


FDR Signs War Declaration Against Japan

Who was President of the United States when Pearl Harbor was attacked?

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president. He is also called FDR.
  • Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan the day after the attack. Only Congress can declare war.
  • He gave a famous speech in which he said December 7 was "a date which will live in infamy."


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