The Start Of World War 2 For The United States



World War II was a war that everyone will remember and will be
remembered for many years to come. It could even be said that it killed
more people, destroyed more property, and had far more reaching effects
than any other war in history. New technologies were used in the war, such
as the Atomic bomb, which opened up the nuclear age. Pearl Harbor was one
of those events that will never be forgotten by Americans. Pearl Harbor
was especially memorable to America because that caused us to get involved
in the war and it outraged everyone in the country. The United States
played a key role in the war. The bombing of Pearl Harbor was a major
turning point in World War II.

The United ...

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Franklin D. Roosevelt announced the neutrality of the
United States after the war had started.

Roosevelt and other interventionists wanted to aid other Allied
nations in fighting the Axis. Isolationists opposed the U.S.aid to warring
nations. Roosevelt was then accused of steering the U.S. into a war they
were not prepared to fight. Roosevelts strategy to defeat the Axis was to
equip the nation, fight the Axis with ships, tanks, air crafts and other
war technologies.

The whole situation of Pearl Harbor started in 1940; the Japanese
forces were in China. The Chinese government leader, Chiang Kai-Shek and
his government fled to central China. To force China to surrender, Japan
cut off Chinas supplies reaching Southeast Asia to China. Japan also
wanted the resources of Southeast Asia to themselves. Japan began
building an empire called the Great Asia Co.- Prosperity Sphere.

The United States opposed Japans expansion. Then in 1941 the Japanese
began ...

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Axis, (
Bulgaria, Austria, Germany, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Japan, and Romania).
Germany and Italy declared war on the United States on December 11. World
War II had become a Global conflict.

In the attack on Pearl Harbor Twenty-four hundred people were killed.
Nineteen ships were sunk in the harbor, six of them battle ships, and one
hundred and fifty ships were destroyed. In 1940 we had less than half a
million people that were on active duty in the Army and Navy combined, and
by the end of the war, 1945, we had over seven million people on active
duty. This fact shows how patriotic and how much the attack meant to
Americans. The over all feeling of Americans at the time was ...

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