Causes of US Involvement in World War II

Causes of US Involvement in World War II

Following World War I, the United States adopted an isolationist stance. {Starting|Beginning} in 1935,
Congress even {passed|handed} {various|numerous|varied} neutrality acts to {enforce|implement} {the will|the desire|the need} {against|towards|in opposition to} {foreign|overseas|international}
entanglement. {But|However} by December of 1941, President Roosevelt’s formal declaration of {war|struggle|warfare|conflict|battle}
made this {legislation|laws} irrelevant.

{Although|Though} America {attempted|tried} isolationism, European and Asian affairs {brought|introduced} {global|international|world}
{tension|rigidity|pressure|stress} that {eventually|ultimately|finally} hit the {country|nation}’s {traditional|conventional} allies. An {aim|purpose|goal|intention} of World War I had
been “to make the world {safe|protected|secure} for democracy”, {but|however} democracy {in the|within the} {1930s|Nineteen Thirties|Thirties} was
{increasingly|more and more} endangered. The roots of World {War|Struggle|Warfare|Conflict|Battle} II lay {in the|within the} totalitarian leaders of Asia
and Europe and their agendas for expansion.

Totalitarianism emerged {in the|within the} Soviet Union, Italy, Spain, and Germany. The fascist
leaders had expansionist {goals|objectives|targets} {and soon|and shortly} crushed neighboring societies. Italy invaded
Ethiopia and established Italian East Africa. {Meanwhile|In the meantime}, Japan invaded Manchuria,
seized {Chinese|Chinese language} land, and occupied French possessions in Southeast Asia.

In 1938 Europe, the {war|struggle|warfare|conflict|battle} {officially|formally} {began|started} when Germany’s Adolf Hitler invaded Austria
and took Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland, which was {home|house|residence|dwelling} to 3.5 million ethnic Germans.
Hitler claimed he was {only|solely} “restoring rightful boundaries”, since Germany had {lost|misplaced}
territory in World {War|Struggle|Warfare|Conflict|Battle} I. {But|However} Hitler had {ideas|concepts|ideas} of widespread domination. In 1939 he and
Mussolini created the Rome-Berlin Axis alliance, a {military|army|navy} {agreement|settlement} designed to {last|final}
ten years. Japan entered the pact later that year. Hitler had {the confidence|the arrogance|the boldness} to invade
Poland in 1939. Poland’s allies, England and France, {therefore|subsequently|due to this fact} declared {war|struggle|warfare|conflict|battle} on Germany.
America’s {traditional|conventional} allies {were|have been|had been} at war.

Initially, President Franklin Roosevelt {limited|restricted} his {aid|help|assist|support} to arms {sales|gross sales}, which {were|have been|had been} restricted
in a neutrality act. {But|However} Hitler’s invasions continued. He took Denmark, Norway, and
Holland, and the Belgian king surrendered his {army|military} shortly thereafter. And in June of
1940, France succumbed to Nazi forces. The Axis alliance now dominated Europe from
the North Cape of Africa to the Pyrenees. {Great|Nice} Britain’s Winston Churchill vowed to
{continue|proceed} the battle for democracy.

Churchill {soon|quickly} {needed|wanted} {military|army|navy} {aid|help|assist|support}, and Roosevelt declared that the United States {must|should}
{become|turn out to be|turn into|develop into|grow to be|change into} “{the great|the good|the nice} arsenal of democracy”. By 1941, he {officially|formally} ended the {country|nation}’s
isolationist stance by passing the Lend Lease Act, which lifted restrictions on supporting
{foreign|overseas|international} troops with {defense|protection} gear; the Act first appropriated $7 billion to lend or lease
{supplies|provides} to any {countries|nations|international locations} the president designated. President Roosevelt {also|additionally} {started|began} to {call|name}
US {National|Nationwide} Guard members to {war|struggle|warfare|conflict|battle} training.

{Next|Subsequent}, the {Americans|People|Individuals} {built|constructed} a base in Greenland. Then, stationed aboard warships {near|close to}
Newfoundland, Roosevelt and Churchill issued the Atlantic {Charter|Constitution} in June of 1941.
{Although|Though} the US had not {officially|formally} entered the {war|struggle|warfare|conflict|battle}, the Atlantic {Charter|Constitution} {presented|introduced|offered} the
{two} {countries|nations|international locations}’ {goals|objectives|targets} for a {war|struggle|warfare|conflict|battle} {against|towards|in opposition to} fascism. It included their disinterest in {acquiring|buying}
new territories {through|via|by way of|by means of|by} the war. Shortly thereafter, the US {became|turned|grew to become} {involved|concerned} {in the|within the} years-
{long|lengthy} Battle of the Atlantic.
The United States {officially|formally} entered World War II in December of 1941. Japanese
{military|army|navy} leaders, led by Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, attacked a US naval base in Pearl
Harbor, Hawaii. The Japanese aimed to destroy the US fleet docked {in the|within the} Pacific, thus
leaving the Japanese free to pursue oil mines {in the|within the} region. A {series|collection|sequence} of aerial {attacks|assaults} by
361 airplanes succeeded in compromising eight {important|essential|necessary|vital} warships. The air {attacks|assaults} {also|additionally}
killed {more than|greater than} 2,300 people. {The following|The next} day, President Roosevelt {asked|requested} Congress
for a declaration of {war|struggle|warfare|conflict|battle} {against|towards|in opposition to} Japan. Congress obliged. {By the time|By the point} of this official
declaration, {there were|there have been} battles to {fight|struggle|battle|combat} on many fronts, {but|however} “{Remember|Keep in mind|Bear in mind} Pearl Harbor!”
{became|turned|grew to become} a rally cry for the war.