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Unformatted text preview: October 28, 2009 World War I I: “The Good War” I. The Four Freedoms ideal a. Freedom of speech and expression b. Freedom of every person to worship God in his own way c. Freedom from want, economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants d. Freedom from fear, reduction of armaments to such a point that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor I I. America in the 1930s a. Isolationism b. Selective Service Act: men between 21-25 had to register for the draft (summer 1940, renewed in 1941 by one vote); vital in upcoming war c. Trade embargo on Japan; Japan has plans to make military move on British colonies in Southeast Asia; they deal with US to end territorial acquisitions, but US does not accept fake offer and Washington sends warning to overseas locations I I I. The progress of war a. Before US involvement i. Declaration of war on December 8, 1941 ii. Loss of Philippines to Japan iii. Soviets control majority of fighting before D-day, German invasion of Poland some British acquisition iv. Tremendous loss of life v.v....
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2011 for the course HIS 312 taught by Professor Anderson during the Fall '09 term at University of Texas.
- Fall '09
- World War I