Wwii - I The Allies Trade Space for Time I II When Japan attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor millions of infuriated Americans especially on

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 I. The Allies Trade Space for Time I. When Japan attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor, millions of infuriated Americans, especially on the west coast, instantly changed their views from isolationist to avenger. II. However, America, led by the wise Franklin D. Roosevelt, resisted such pressures, instead taking a “get Germany first” approach to the war, for if Germany were to defeat Britain before the Allies could beat Japan, there would be no stopping Hitler and his men. o Meanwhile, just enough troops would be sent to fight Japan to keep it in check. III. America had the hardship of preparing for war, since it had been in isolation for the preceding decades, and the test would be whether or not it could mobilize quickly enough to stop Germany and make the world safe for democracy (again). II. The Shock of War I. After the attack at Pearl Harbor, national unity was strong as steel, and the few Hitler supporters in America faded away. II. Most of America’s ethnic groups assimilated even faster due to WWII, since in the decades before the war, few immigrants had been allowed into America. o Unfortunately, on the Pacific coast, 110,000 Japanese-Americans were taken from their homes and herded into internment camps where their properties and freedoms were taken away. o The 1944 case of Korematsu v. U.S. affirmed the constitutionality of these camps. o
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