America in World War Two Essay

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Leading into the American involvement in World War II, American ideas were harsh. The United States turned to isolationism instead of involvement. Most Americans opposed taking a role in the war. Many even opposed any aid to help those countries who were in war. The diplomacy of isolationism quickly changed after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. America suddenly was thrown into the warfront. During World War II many ways and ideas of the American culture changed once again. Now, most Americans supported the war. Technology was advanced immensely, thus creating weapons of mass destruction. Even stifle American women were now getting jobs that were once held only by…show more content…
He gave a speech in New York explaining what the committee position was. Lindbergh made it clear that he believed that it was not our fault that Britain declared war, and we also should not declare war. He states that America can not win this war for England, no matter how much assistance is given. Lindbergh also notes that this country was founded on democracy and millions of people were against the intervention. His speech was made to persuade people stuck in the middle to join the opposing war side. For Americans, he made many good points on why the U.S. should stay away from the war. However, his speech was not enough to forgo the entrance of war. In 1941, the unexpected happened. Japan attacked the United States. More than 2,000 Americans were killed. After the initial aftershock of the attacks, Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan. Roosevelt turns the actions of Japan to even more cowardly acts than they actually were. He makes sure to point out that the path Japan has taken is a deceiving. Since Japan was still included in talks with the U.S., they showed no threat to America. Although America was not the only nation to come under attack from Japan, the others were also unknowing. This made it easy for Roosevelt to stress how bad Japan was in doing these acts. After Roosevelt’s speech, it was easy to see that America was indeed headed for war. After the attack on
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