Though FDR's policies prevented the bottom from falling out of the American economy, it took the advent of World War II to put a real end to the Great Depression. Although Americans were in the grip of severe isolationist sentiment at this time, Roosevelt did his best to aid the Allies despite resistance from Congress. When the United States was finally provoked into entering the war after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, FDR created an especially able team of leaders whom he did not question. He set himself to work in mobilizing the domestic front to reach the unthinkably high goals of production levels that he himself had set, knowing from World War I and his experience as Assistant Secretary of the Navy that the war would be won by the country with the greatest resources.
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severe isolationist sentiment, international organization. Roosevelt