There were many people fighting for the rights of women for decades leading up to the women suffrage movement and the creation of The National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA). In the year following the ratification of the 15th amendment, the NWSA sent a voting rights petition to the Senate and House of Representatives.
The attack from the Empire of Japan on the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii was a devastating event to U.S citizens and its military forces. This was the moment the U.S officially would enter WWII fighting on several fronts at the same time. President Franklin Roosevelt called December 7th, 1941, “A date which will live in infamy.”