Why Did Roosevelt Want To Go To War

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Roosevelt did everything he could to engage the USA in the war but he could not declare war, only the Congress has the power to do that. So, he had to wait until the Isolationist members of Congress, who did not want to get involved in the war, were angered by the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor and agreed to vote in favor of going to war. The USA did not at first declare war on Germany - Germany declared war on the USA first.
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