Why Did America Join The First World War

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America just got out of The First World War and The Great Depression. We had lost many troops and we were recovering from the hard times of The Great Depression. Most Americans had no desire to join the war. Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, we helped in the war by providing arms to our allies and neutral countries. One of the main reasons that America finally joined the war is because of Japan and their attack on Pearl Harbor, after America was thrust into WWII everyday life changed all across the country. The American people had no desire to join WWII, we had just pulled out of The Great Depression and WWI and we didn't want anymore troubling times. We had lost many American Troops during WWI and we were just recovering from The Great Depression. …show more content…

They sent hundreds of fighter planes just before 8 am to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Japan managed to cause a ton of damage to America finally forcing us to join the war against Hitler and Japan. “In all, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor crippled or destroyed nearly 20 American ships and more than 300 airplanes. Dry docks and airfields were likewise destroyed. Most important, 2,403 sailors, soldiers and civilians were killed and about 1,000 people were wounded.” Even though Japan caused a lot of damage to America, they failed to cripple the Pacific Fleet. The Pearl Harbor assault had left the base’s most vital onshore facilities intact so the U.S. Navy was able to make a quick comeback. The attack on Pearl Harbor created a debate that lead to America coming into the war. “After the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on the American naval fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the U.S. was thrust into World War II (1939-45), and everyday life across the country was dramatically altered. Food, gas and clothing were rationed. Communities conducted scrap metal drives. To help build the armaments necessary to win the war, women found employment as electricians, welders and riveters in defense plants.” The attack changed the way Americans lived. Women found jobs and food, clothes, gas and many other resources had to be rationed. There had to be enough for them and to give supplies to the men over

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