World War II; Part 2: The start of the war

Posted: December 9, 2008 in World War II

Today’s part of the video talked about Pearl Harbor. By bombing Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, Japan ended up killing over 2,000 Americans. Millions of people heard on the radio and saw in theaters what happen. On December 8th, President Roosevelt declared war on Japan. Meanwhile, Japan had allies with Germany and Italy. German leader Adolf Hitler wanted revenge because we won the first World War. The leader of Italy, Benito Mussolini, wanted to build a larger Roman Empire. Together, Japan, Italy, and Germany formed “The Axis,” and there were our enemies.

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