World War Dbq

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In the history of America there were two world wars which were conducted, both of which the United States had not entered until fairly after the beginning of each war trying to keep peace and stay out of war. During the First World War, President Wilson had kept the United States out of the war believing the war is savagery and that the U.S. is above such actions and remains a neutral force. It wasn’t until a dramatic turn of events unfolded causing action by the Americans. Such actions were related to The Zimmerman telegram and an American trade ship that a German U-boat had sunk causing 128 American deaths. In The World War Two era, Franklin D. Roosevelt was president of the United States. During his term he indeed believed action against …show more content…
President Wilson had favored staying out of the war and claimed that America was above the actions of war. President Roosevelt had wanted to get involved the entire time prior to the events of Pearl Harbor but the country was still split on the decision and Roosevelt could not declare war. President Wilson, all high and mighty got let off easy with a lucky warning from Britain about the plans Germany had with Mexico. The warning got America engaged before any serious damage could occur. President Roosevelt on the other hand had the bad luck of suffering a gigantic loss and damage to his naval forces before even being able to enter the war. President Wilson had kept a neutral status but remained in trade with both sides, but favored one side heavily. This frustrated the Germans and probably caused the retaliation of the U-boat incident. Roosevelt on the other hand had not traded with the Axis side and put into play a lend-lease act for allied forces. As not being able to enter the war Roosevelt lent supply aid in efforts to help. Interesting though, after the Pearl Harbor attack all Japanese-Americans were transported further inland away from the West coast, as it was also believed that Japanese scouts were observing and relaying information back to Japan about Pearl Harbor that helped lead to the incident. On edge Japanese Americans were escorted inland. During the First World War, no such acts were committed, or as vastly as they were in World War

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