The Crash Of The Stock Market And The Global Depression Essay

936 Words Nov 27th, 2016 4 Pages
After the crash of the stock market and the global depression of the early 1930s, Franklin D. Roosevelt became president in 1932. The citizens of the United States hoped their president could somehow rejuvenate their economy and maintain a peaceful nation. He succeeded in this endeavor, until the day of September 1st, 1939 Hitler invaded Poland provoking the genesis of the conflict in Europe. World leaders and citizens alike were dumbfounded; world leaders at the time were oblivious to the eventual costs of another world war. When Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7th 1941, the US hit the panic button. FDR states, “Armed defense of democratic existence is now being gallantly waged in four continents. If that defense fails, all the population and all the resources of Europe and Asia, and Africa and Austral-Asia will be dominated by conquerors” (Roosevelt p. 158). The president desired to maintain neutrality, but he had no choice. Through their attack, the Japanese applied pressure on FDR, creating fear and panic in the states. Likewise, in 1942, Executive Order 9066 removed the entirety of Japanese people living on the west coast, triggering distress and worry in those of Japanese origin in the US. There was no doubt that FDR and the oppressed Japanese received harsh circumstances. As the war in the Pacific slowly divided Americans, it is clear that during an emotional conflict like WWII, US ambitions conflicted with Japanese lifestyle in the country, leading to…

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