The War I And World War II

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During the 20th century, devastating events prevailed over the encouraging ones. Two World Wars appeared during the 1900s: World War I and World War II. Many countries lost soldiers over the course of both wars. During the First World War, America originally decided to remain neutral. American ships had to cease trading with Germany due to a naval blockade by Britain. This effect did not stop Woodrow Wilson from exchanging products with European countries. Wilson trading with Britain and France angered Germany and forced America into war. This war that America was forced into caused roughly 100,000 deaths, and World War II, alone, led to nearly 500,000 deaths. However, the citizens elected one president who beneficially changed American history. Franklin D. Roosevelt improved America’s foreign relations through his war policy, his foreign economics, and his alliances. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s improved America’s foreign relations by his war policy through the Atlantic Charter and the Lend-Lease Act. The Atlantic Charter aided Americans in gaining an early war alliance through British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The actual document states, “Joint declaration of the President of the United States of America and the Prime Minister, Mr. Churchill, representing His Majesty 's Government in the United Kingdom, being met together, deem it right to make known certain common principles in the national policies of their respective countries on which they base their hopes for a

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