President Franklin D. Roosevelt

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“Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere. Our support goes to those who struggle to gain those rights and keep them” (The Four Freedoms). Prior to the U.S. entry into World War II, the American people were reluctant of being involved with the affairs of the world. Through a turn events and the persuasive actions of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the country was re-geared for mobilization and war against tyranny in whichever form it presented itself. The President delivered many great speeches that brought the United States to global involvement with the use of early national media and propaganda. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous “Four Freedoms” speech along with the events of Pearl Harbor were the inspiration that rallied and unified the American people to come out of “Isolationist America” and enter World War II.
At the dawn of World War II, the American people opposed any and all involvement in the global conflict that erupted in Europe and Asia. Many Americans did not desire to enter another war due to the fact that the last war was not profitable. The American people preferred to remain the “Isolationist America” throughout the duration of the war. “During the 1930s, the combination of the Great Depression and the memory of tragic losses in World War I contributed to pushing American public opinion and policy toward isolationism. Isolationists advocated non-involvement in European and Asian conflicts and non-entanglement in international…
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