World War 2 Dbq Essay

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To many American citizens, entering the war was considered to be nothing to worry about and seemingly in the distant future, since the United States had just recently ended the Great Depression. However, when the U.S. was pulled into the war, World War II,
First of all, many Americans wanted to avoid the conflict happening in Europe prior to 1941, due to the fact that the United States had just gotten out of the Great Depression. Most knew that getting involved would potentially harm the economy once again by spending money on warfare, hence jeopardizing recovery; which is why 25% of United States citizens believed that they should not give aid to either Germany or Britain (Doc 1). However, attitudes quickly shifted once the Japanese launched
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The U.S became part of the allies consisting of France and Britain and the U.S would now play a major role in the invasion of Europe. Since France had already been occupied by Hitler, he began closing in and trying to occupy Britain. Hitler made an attempt to prevent food and war supplies from reaching Britain since he knew that they depended on these supplies and he essentially tried to starve Britain into submission. However, the U.S began organizing their ships into convoys to protect; with less ships being destroyed the U.S was producing more ships than Hitler could handle and the battle known as the Battle of the Atlantic is when the tables turned. However, there were some doubts. As advancements were made in the war and the Allies were getting closer to Germany, until Operation Overlord would happen. The day prior to D-Day (Operation Overlord), General Dwight D. Eisenhower believed that the odds were not going to be in the Allies favor and he even believed the invasion would possibly fail (Doc 5). When D-Day did take place in Normandy France on June 6, 1944, Eisenhower had been wrong and it proved to be a great success, which lead to the liberation of France, Luxemburg, and Belgium; thus eventually leading to the liberation of Europe and Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) which signifies the end of the

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