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Why Did Tension Grow between the United States and Japan?

What do you know about Why Did Tension Grow between the United States and Japan?  Try this US World War II History.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

1) In March 1933, Japan withdrew from an organization in response to international condemnation of its conquest of Manchuria and subsequent establishment of the Manchukuo puppet government.Alan's Dad (WW2 Vet) - History Made Easy powered by ABE.
What organization did Japan withdraw from?

  1. United Nations

  2. League of Nations

  3. Axis League

  4. AsPac League

2) Japan withdrew from the Second London Naval Disarmament Conference because the United States and Great Britain refused to grant the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) parity with their navies.
What was the date of withdrawal?

  1. January 15, 1934

  2. January 15, 1935

  3. January 15, 1936

  4. January 15, 1937

3) A second full-scale war between Japan and China began with the in July 1937.
What was the incident?

  1. Beijing to Kuomintang Incident

  2. Boxer  Protocol

  3. Manchukuo Incident

  4. Marco Polo Bridge Incident

4) Japan's 1937 attack on China was condemned by the U.S. and several members of the League of Nations including Britain, France, Australia, and the Netherlands. These states had economic and territorial interests, or formal colonies, in East and Southeast Asia; they were increasingly alarmed at Japan's new military power and its willingness to use it, which threatened their control in Asia.

  • True or False?

5) In July 1939, the U.S. terminated its commercial treaty with Japan. But these efforts failed to deter Japan from continuing its war in China, or from signing the Tripartite Pact in 1940 with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, officially forming the Axis Powers.
What year was the commercial treaty signed?

  1. 1901

  2. 1911

  3. 1921

  4. 1931

6) Japan would take advantage of Hitler's war in Europe to advance its ambitions in the Far East. The Tripartite Pact guaranteed each of the signee nations assistance if attacked by any country then considered neutral. This message pointed directly to the United States, and gave Japan more power on the geo-political stage.

  • True or False?

7) Admiral James O. Richardson, commander of the Pacific Fleet, provoked a confrontation with President Roosevelt, repeating his earlier messages to Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Harold R. Stark and to Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox, that Pearl Harbor was the wrong place for his ships. Roosevelt replied that having the fleet in Hawaii was a "restraining influence" on Japan.
What was the date of the confrontation with President Roosevelt?

  1. September 8, 1940

  2. October 8, 1940

  3. November 8, 1940

  4. December 8, 1940

8) Japan's withdrawal from the League of Nations led the U.S. to embargo scrap metal shipments to Japan and to constrain its foreign policy actions and close the Panama Canal to Japanese shipping.
When did the U.S. freeze Japan's assets in the U.S.?

  1. July 6, 1941

  2. July 16, 1941

  3. July 26, 1941

  4. July 31, 1941

9) On August 1, 1941, embargoing all oil and gasoline exports to Japan. Oil was Japan's most crucial imported resource.
What was the amount of oil coming from the United States?

  1. 20%

  2. 40%

  3. 60%

  4. 80%

10) After the embargoes and the asset freezings, the Ambassador of Japan in Washington and the U.S. Secretary of State held multiple meetings in order to discuss a solution to the Japan-American problems. No solution could be agreed upon because of three key reasons: Japan's alliance to Hitler's Germany and Mussolini's Italy through the Tripartite Pact; Japan wanted economic control and responsibility for southeast Asia; and Japan refused to leave mainland China (without Manchoukuo). Feeling the economic squeeze from the U.S embargoes, Japan had a sense of urgency, either it had to agree to Washington's demands and restore normal trade, or use force to gain access to the resources available throughout the Pacific.
Who was the U.S. Secretary of State?

  1. Cordell Hull

  2. Wendell Potter

  3. George Clinton

  4. George Marshall

Why Did Tension Grow between the United States and Japan?

1) B. 2) C. 3) D. 4) True 5). B. 6) True 7) B. 8) C. 9) D. 10) A.

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