history notes 3.13.2008

history notes 3.13.2008 - US Entry into World War II I. II....

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US Entry into World War II I. Roosevelt Pushes for Intervention II. War comes in the pacific World War II I. Fighting and defeating Germany and Japan II. Conceptions of “the good war” a. The good war b. Some problems i. Race War in the Pacific ii. Holocaust iii. War on civilians iv. Atomic bomb III. Impact of war at home a. African Americans b. Women c. Existing social and economic trends i. Growth of industry ii. Role of Federal Gov. in economy iii. Prosperity iv. Consumer ethic 1. “G.I. Bill”
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Notes In early 1941 we are in an undeclared navy war with Germany o U.S. merchant ships guarded by the U.S. navy Fought off German U-boats Germany sunk a U.S. battleship U.S. was expecting Germany to instigate something to get the U.S. into the war o We were surprised by Japan’s attack o However, we still had an eye on Japan Japan had taken a lot of land in the East Asia French – Indo China (Vietnam) o U.S. didn’t want Japan to become an major Asian player o Roosevelt demanded that Japan move out of all of their conquered lands Started an embargo on Japan Cuts off a major source (80%) of their oil supply Freezes all Japanese funds in U.S. banks U.S. and Japanese diplomats talk in Washington about a peaceful solution o Japanese fleet sets sail during these attacks o Japanese fleet attacks Pearl Harbor 2000 soldiers, 8 battleships, lots of planes Why attack Pacific fleet o Japan thought that if they knocked out Pacific fleet they could have conquered all of South East Asia before U.S. could rebuild pacific fleet o It wasn’t as big of a blow
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All of our U.S. Carriers were out at sea Didn’t destroy repair shops, power plants, or oils supplies o U.S. apply to recover very quickly U.S. declared war on Japan on December 8 th o Germany then declares war on U.S. three days later Germany didn’t have any obligations to Japan to do this o U.S. then declares war on Germany This is a big favor for Roosevelt Top Military officials see Germany as a much bigger threat War plan is to hold off Japan and take out Germany and then take on Japan Great Britain, U.S. and Soviet Union have a goal to open another front on the ground in Europe o Britain fighting an aerial war. Soviet Union fighting on the ground Our strategy to win the war was to our produce Germany and Japan o Mainland of U.S. not attacked – factories could run at full speed
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