Essay about World War I And The United States

1015 Words Apr 20th, 2015 5 Pages
World War II changed many things in the United States. America was just coming out of the worst depression ever to hit the country. Things were still not normal in for the United States, going into World War I the United States had one of the best economies in the world, and all of that came to a halt after the stock market crash in 1929. Things for many years made life for everyone very difficult, farmers lost their farms and the dust bowl made it nearly impossible to even grow crops for those who still had ownership of their farm. City people did not have it any easier, as many people were being cut from their jobs and factories were going bankrupt forcing them to shut down.
The United States did not get up and running again until after the depression. Not many years after the depression did the United States become involved in yet another World War. On December 7th, 1941, America’s naval station of Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the president at the time and addressed the situation in his speech to Congress on December 8th, 1941. Saying that the day would “...live in infamy…”. America rose to the challenge and decided to avenge for those who died that day.
The United States homefront was very good at helping with the war effort. Many people started to conserve special items so that they could send more products over to our soldiers, and our allied soldiers. The United States homefront really came together in the time of war and…

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