Why Did America Stay Out Of The United States In World War II?

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War waged violently for a long time across many fronts before the United States entered the World War II, beginning with Japan’s invasion of Manchuria in 1931. Adolf Hitler and his Nazism rose to power in Germany, while Benito Mussolini and his fascism gained control of Italy. Great Britain and France adopted appeasement policies, allowing Hitler to invade and take control without much resistance. This changed when Germany invaded Poland, and Britain and France finally entered the war as the Allied Powers. In September of 1940, Germany, Italy, and Japan began the Axis Powers. During the onset of this fighting, the United States was determined to remain neutral for a variety of reasons. With the Great Depression not improving, there was a…show more content…
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. More than 2,000 American lives were lost, as well as 187 aircraft and 18 naval vessels. This tragedy finally brought the United States into World War II on the side of the Allies. The United States, Great Britain, and The Soviet Union became The Big Three. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin headed these countries, respectively.
The United States’ role in World War II began primarily in the Pacific, between Japan and the West Coast. Here, we were instrumental in the Battle of the Coral Sea, where a Japanese fleet was turned back from attacking Australia. The Battle of Midway Island was another victory for America against the Japanese navy, and marked the turning point of the Pacific naval war. It was not until D-Day, June 6, 1944, that the United States became involved in the fighting on the European front. On this day, nearly 200,000 soldiers, led by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, landed on the beaches of Normandy, France. After intense fighting, the German armies retreated. The United States also sent supplies to the Soviet Union, helping them in their victory at Stalingrad. The magnitude of World War II made change imminent at home. FDR created federal agencies like the War Production Board, the War Manpower Commission, and the Office of Price Administration to stimulate
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