Usa During World War II

913 WordsJul 16, 20164 Pages
USA in World War II World War II began on September 1, 1939. At this point, it was up to US to either join the war or stay out it. President Roosevelt knew that the only way US was going to remain the greatest country in the world was by joining the war and winning it. So in order to prove that US is the greatest country, President Roosevelt defeats couple nations, helps couple nations and mobilizes United States. WW II was started when the Nazi invaded Poland and as the result, Britain and France declared war on the Nazi. When they declared war, President Roosevelt felt threatened that Germany was going to attack United States. So in order to prevent that from happening, President Roosevelt declare United States was a neutral country in war. In 1941, United States reconsiders it neutrality and officially lent arms and any defense items to “the government of any country whose defense the President deems vital to the defense of the United States.” The act was called lend-lease act and was passed in 1941. By doing this, it encouraged Britain to stay in war until United States was ready to jump in. The lend lease Act in Nazi eyes demonstrated that United States wasn’t neutral anymore and it was helping its enemies by providing weapons like guns, plane and tanks. Overall this Act costed United States around 31.4 Billion dollars and also brought US at the verge of the entering the WW II. Not only that, Nazi wanted United States to join the World War and Hitler was ready to
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