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U.S. History Topics » Wars » World War II

Remembering Pearl Harbor

describes the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and features the USS Arizona, a battleship on which 1,177 sailors and marines perished. Photos, charts, documents, and research questions help students piece together what happened before, during, and after the attack that drew the U.S. into World War II. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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Interesting Fact:

The attack on Pearl Harbor was the culmination of a decade of deteriorating relations between Japan and the U.S. over the status of China and the security of Southeast Asia.
Shattered by a direct hit, the USS Arizona burns and sinks, December 7, 1941.

USS Arizona burns and sinks

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