Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
Kara Easler
May 9, 2012
Heather Gregory

It was a nice beautiful day on then beautiful island of Hawaii, but soon all of that was about to change. It was December 7, 1941, it was normal as any other day in Hawaii. They got up to a nice beautiful day, with no idea what was about to happen to them. That was the day that the Japanese planned a surprise attack on them. That is when everything was about to change for the people in Hawaii and their military personal that they have. The communication and the information that the government ignored brought on what happened to the United States in Pearl Harbor.  
The first sign that they got saying that the Japanese was going to attack them was on January 27, 1941. It came from the U.S ambassador of Japan, Joseph C. Grew to the U.S State Department. It came as a coded cablegram, that needed to be read by someone that code understand it.   Instead of sending it to someone to read it, they laughed at and threw out because they didn’t want to believe that they were going to get attacked.  
The report told, that the Japanese military force, was planning a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. They were urged at the State Department to take it as a warning, because the information proved to be credible enough to deserve some attention. The English Intelligence Specialist and Mr. Grew didn’t believe the Japanese Intelligence Officer was right about the message, so they dismissed as a joke. Through the days and months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, there were morning warning signs that went ignored. They should have listened to them; they could have protected themselves better, and could of saved a lot of lives too.
The morning of the attack, December 7, the ambassador of Japan in Washington, D.C., he was ordered by the government to destroy any and all official documents and deliver a 14-page document to Cordell Hall, who was the Secretary of State at a certain time that day. After...