The Impact Of The United States In World War II

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Throughout the World Wars, the United States was apart of the Allies because Americans fell victim to warcrimes committed by Germany and Japan while assiting the countries at war. The U.S. provided many necessities like food, war goods, and money for the war stricken countries. The bombing of Pearl Harbor caused the U.S. to enter World War II declaring war on Japan. A secret military operation built a nuclear bomb that allowed the U.S. to raise itself to superstatus once it was used to weaken Japan. The United States wanted to lead the way to peace, the government began developing a strong military during World War I while providing assistance to countries at war, the U.S. entered World War II after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, at last, the …show more content…
The sinking of the Lusitania caused the United States to begin developing a strong military, german u-boats were destroying boats that carried foreign goods to Allies. Many Americans belived that the U.S. enter the war, but after the Allied forces intercepted the Zimmerman telegram a document persuading Mexico to attack the United States, the United States entered the war. Eventually, anyone critizing the government or war would be silenced or imprisioned through the Espionage Act or the Sedition Act. Bernard Baruch led the War Industries Board to motivate america 's factories to switch to making war goods. The United States became an emerging military power by providing war goods to the allies like ammunition, planes, and tanks. Before the War Industries Board, U.S. Steel was making 76 million goods, after U.S. Steel was making 478 million goods. While Herbert Hoover was in charge of the Food Administration he convinced farmers to grow more food, while recommending americans to eat less in order to feed the allies. The United States military was only in combat during the last year of World War I. By the end of the First World War, the United States had sold billions of dollars to the Allies, and millions of dollars to the Central Powers. In 1929, the Great Depression began Germany was forced to pay reparations, so Charles G. Dawes came up with the Dawes Plan; …show more content…
Meanwhile, President Franklin D. Roosevelt began the "New Deal" to get the U.S. out of the depression. One of the New Deal acts was the Works Progress Administration. The WPA continued construction projects on thousands of roads, bridges, and public buildings in America. World War II began as Japan invaded Manchuria in search of resources during 1931. The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere was a japanese belief that Asia should be ruled by asians. With that in mind, Japan wanted to control the islands surrounding Asia. Later on, while Hitler rose to power he had a belief that Ayrans were the superior type of person that needed living space in Europe, so the Germans invaded France, and the Soviet Union during World War II. The U.S. congress began a cash-and-carry provision in response to the war in Europe, this permitted arms sales with other countries as long as they payed cash and used their own boats. Congress also passed the Selective Service Act of 1940 to start building an army. Eventually, England was nearly out of money so President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed the lend-lease act it allowed England to barrow munitions. The American Home Front was becoming stronger with a bigger army and the production of war goods.

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