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Jerry WrightHistory 1302Journals #2Entry 1 Ch. 22The United States was very reluctant to enter into World War II. It was obvious whose side we were on but we had done little more than supply the allies. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese launched an attack that is still, to this day, famous across the country. The attack on Pearl Harbor killed more than 2,000 men, and destroyed 187 aircraft and 18 Navy ships. The United States was not prepared for the attack on Pearl Harbor because Japan’s warning was not properly received. The attack was a terrible disaster, but it led to the United States Entering the war. President Roosevelt went straight to Congress for a declaration of war against Japan and it passed with a 388 to 1 vote. It is unfortunate that so many innocent, unexpecting people were killed before the decision was made to enter the war, but if it had not happened then there is no knowing how much longer the United States may have waited.Entry 2 Ch. 22Immigration from Mexico was increased during World War II, through the bracero program. This program was used to allow more Mexicans into the country to work as agriculturaland domestic workers. Mexicans were among the many non-white races to be discriminated against in the United States but they were still treated better than blacks and even most white
women, since Mexicans were allowed to fight with whites in the war. Discrimination against Mexicans in the United States took a similar form to that of blacks, but not as extreme. They were not allowed in some businesses or were treated unfairly in public situations. They were carried in higher regard than blacks or Asians. Texas tried to eliminate the discrimination against Mexican-Americans by passing the Caucasian Race-Equal Privileges Resolution in 1943. It was not enforced but the intent was to make Mexican-Americans equal to whites because they were all united in the struggle against Nazism.Entry 3 Ch. 23The Cold War had started conflict throughout the world. Government disputes between Communism and Democracy had sprung up in countries everywhere. The United States and the Soviet Union’s influence on others was creating turmoil. One of the countries affected by this conflict was Korea. Korea had been divided into two parts, North Korea and South Korea. South