HISTORY FINAL REVIEW – CHAPTER 23 1. What conflicting visions did Americans offer in response to the expansionist drives of Germany and Japan? How did they influence the American path to war? 3.How did the war affect racial, labor, and gender relations on the home front? 4. What distinct strategic challenges and battlefield conditions did the United States face in the Pacific and European theatres? How did the US prevail against Japan and Germany? 1. In the postwar period, the US assumed the role of global protector against Communist aggression. What competing visions did policymakers offer on the
role that the US should play in world affairs? How did the Truman Administration justify its foreign policy decisions from 1945-1950? -The postwar goals on the American side reflected lingering dismay over the nations failure to prevent the rise of expansionist regimes. FDR argued that American leadership in the newly formed UN could promote a peaceful future by deterring and punishing any aggression before it spun out of control. Roosevelt also stressed the importance of preventing another global depression like the one that helped bring Hitler to power. Truman canceled the Lend-Lease payments,
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