The Difficult Decision for the United States to Enter World War Two

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Entering the war was a tough decision for political leaders during the 1930s. There were many different opinions from a variety of people. Many americans didn’t want to join the war because of what happened during World War One. Many Americans lost loved ones, during World War One and did not want to go through losing more family members again. Also there was a various amount of people saying that the war did not connect with them. Since the war was happening in Europe, the American people could not hear what was going on in Europe since technology was not as advanced as it is now. Also many young men did not want to join the war because they knew it would be them fighting in Europe (Angry). As all these reason are valid, but they all …show more content…
Another example, is the ten year pact that Hitler made to Stalin. A pact that they agreed upon to not invade each other’s countries. After a short amount of time Hitler betrayed Stalin and invaded Russia (American). These were all signs that Hitler needed to be stopped before Hitler came and attacked on American soil. President Roosevelt knew it was time to intervene it was just a challenge to convince Congress and change Americans’ opinions about entering the war. As President Roosevelt knew that entering the war was inevitable there was a need for a strong army and plenty of soldiers to enter Europe. For meeting this demand it called for The Selective Service Act of 1940. This act required all U.S citizens that are male to register for the military draft (Franklin). President Roosevelt knew that Hitler wanted to conquer all of the world. If Hitler wanted to complete his mission he needed to come and attack America at some point or another. Moreover, President Roosevelt had to have troops ready if and when Hitler decided to attack America on their own soil. As preparation for getting ready Roosevelt warned:
“America stands at the crossroads of its destiny. Time and distance have been shortened. A few weeks have seen great nations fall. We cannot remain indifferent to the philosophy of force now rampant in the world. We must and will marshal our great

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