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Jennifer ZhangHistory 12Professor Manoff18 December 2016Take Home Final Exam: Prompt 3Although America officially joined WWII two years after it had started, America still made a decisive impact on the outcome of the war. Americans not only actively participated in the overseas battles, but also bolstered war efforts on the home front. Many Americans such as African Americans and women during this time created the powerful holistic war effort. Even before officially declaring war on the Axis Powers, the United States had already been helping out the Allies. Although Roosevelt signed a series of neutrality acts that prohibited arms shipments to either side in a war, he also introduced the cash-and-carry principle. With the signing of the Lend-Lease bill, the U.S. was sucked further towards the conflict because this bill allowed the U.S. to begin escorting British convoys, which transported material across the Atlantic, protecting them from German submarines. Additionally, at the August 1941 Atlantic Conference, the two leaders composed a charter for the post-war world. This charter was a set of war aims reminiscent of Wilsonianism: collective security, disarmament, self-determination, economic cooperation, and freedom of the seas. As the German submarines destroyed more American ships, the United States was edging closer to joining a side.After the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on the American naval fleet at Pearl Harbor,

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History, U S history, Americas, World War II, holistic war effort, U S war bonds

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