Nearly 20 American naval vessels were destroyed in the attack, including eight massive battleships. Japanese forces did not target the most important vessels in the U. Pacific Fleet, aircraft carriers which were all away from the base on December 7, or vital facilities like oil storage depots, repair shops, and shipyards. In the wake of the attack, prejudice-fueled rumors spread about Japanese-Americans sabotaging the war effort.
Many American media outlets, including also contributed to anti-Japanese rhetoric, explaining how the Japanese “have kept their savage tradition 'unbroken through ages eternal,’ from the fabulous age of their savage gods to the present day," as did that included racist anti-Japanese propaganda despite being presented as documentaries.
While Asian (29%) and Hispanic (27%) newlyweds are most likely to intermarry in the U.
S., the most dramatic increases in intermarriage have occurred among black newlyweds, 18% of whom married someone of a different race or ethnicity, up from 5% in 1980.
The landscape of relationships in America has shifted dramatically in recent decades.This Thursday marks the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, which led the United States to enter the Second World War. Defenders of the military base were caught unprepared as they expected any attack, if one occurred, would come from the sea rather than the air.A series of invasions by the Japanese into China and rising tension with the U. made conflict between the two countries “inevitable” but American military forces did not expect that Pearl Harbor, 4,000 miles from Japan and 2,000 miles from the U. More than 2,400 Americans sailors, soldiers, and civilians died during the attack and another 1,000 were wounded.Ira “Ike” Schab, 97, is the lone survivor of Navy Band Unit 13. Earlier this week, a crew of researchers explored the wreckage of the USS Ward, the first U. ship that fired on the Japanese vessels during the Pearl Harbor attack.He was a 21-year-old tuba player when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and he returns there whenever possible."I feel I have a duty to go back. I go back to that memorial and I'll sit there and I'm having conversations with them,” he told . The ship has remained unseen at the bottom of the Ormoc Bay in the Philippines since it was destroyed by a kamikaze plane in 1944. Roosevelt addressed the nation at a joint session of Congress the next day calling December 7 “a date which will live in infamy” and called on legislators to approve a declaration of war against Japan.From cohabitation to same-sex marriage to interracial and interethnic marriage, here are eight facts about love and marriage in the United States. About nine-in-ten Americans (88%) cited love as a very important reason to get married, ahead of making a lifelong commitment (81%) and companionship (76%), according to a 2013 Pew Research Center survey.Fewer said financial stability (28%) or legal rights and benefits (23%) were very important reasons to marry.As far as what helps people stay married, married adults said in a 2015 survey that having shared interests (64%) and a satisfying sexual relationship (61%) were very important to a successful marriage.More than half (56%) also named sharing household chores.Public support for same-sex marriage has grown in the past 10 years.In 2007, Americans opposed legalizing same-sex marriage by a margin of 54% to 37%.