Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor?

The core assignment of this course is a documented research paper (1500-2000 words in length = approx. 4 – 6 pages double spaced, 12-point font).•The essay should support a thesis statement with information gained from research or investigation.•The paper will not be just a report presenting information, but will be an essay that carefully examines and presents your own historical interpretation of the topic you have chosen and your interpretation of the information you have gathered.•The paper may include consideration of problems and solutions, define key terms, or refute arguments against your thesis statement.It will be important to choose a topic of interest to you.•Approach this assignment with an open and skeptical mind, then form an opinion based on what you have discovered.•You must suspend belief while you are investigating and let the discoveries shape your opinion. (This is a thesis-finding approach.)•Once you have found your thesis, write the paper to support it.You will use some of the following critical thinking skills in this process:1.Choosing an appropriate topic, limiting the topic2.Gathering information, summarizing sources3.Analyzing and evaluating sources4.Defining key terms5.Synthesizing information, comparing and contrasting sources6.Testing a thesis, making an historical argument, using refutation7.Amassing support for a position8.Documenting sources (3 plus)