World War II From Non Minority Citizens

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The thoughts about World War II from non-minority citizens in America transpired into the label of a “good war” due to the heroic actions taken by our servicemen who fought to protect the “four essential human freedoms: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of every person to worship God in his own way, freedom of want, and freedom of fear” as referenced to in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Third Annual Message to Congress on the State of the Union (par.77-80). In addition, at first glance, there were multiple accomplishments due to the war, such as: pulling our country’s economy out of the Great Depression due to our involvement in the war, creating new technologies for the future generations to improve upon, and being victorious as a result. Although these remained noteworthy accomplishments, the US contradicted their actions. Additionally, the US fought for the privileges of minorities in various countries; however, did not uphold the equal privileges of the minorities in their own country. In conclusion, World War II does not deserve the title the “good war” due to the political, economic, and social impacts on the minorities during this war.
Furthermore, one of the major reasons the “good war” title rejected as inaccurate statement for World War II occurred due to the political impact felt by minorities during the war. During the war American citizens stood behind the four freedoms that President Roosevelt spoke of, and in turn meant they stood behind the war. The
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