The New Deal and World War I8

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The New Deal and World War II Roosevelt’s leadership through economic reconstruction, war On the morning of December 7, Japanese carrier-based planes executed a devastating  surprise attack against the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor , Hawaii. Twenty-one ships were destroyed or temporarily disabled; 323 aircraft were destroyed or  damaged; 2,388 soldiers, sailors, and civilians were killed.  However, the U.S. aircraft  carriers that would play such a critical role in the ensuing naval war in the Pacific were at  sea and not anchored at Pearl Harbor. American opinion, still divided about the war in Europe, was unified overnight by what  President Roosevelt called “a day that will live in infamy.” On December 8, Congress  declared a state of war with Japan; three days later Germany and Italy declared war on 
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Unformatted text preview: the United States. MOBILIZATION FOR TOTAL WAR The nation rapidly geared itself for mobilization of its people and its entire industrial capacity. Over the next three-and-a-half years, war industry achieved staggering production goals 300,000 aircraft, 5,000 cargo ships, 60,000 landing craft, 86,000 tanks. Women workers, exemplified by Rosie the Riveter, played a bigger part in industrial production than ever before. Total strength of the U.S. armed forces at the end of the war was more than 12 million. All the nations activities farming, manufacturing, mining, trade, labor, investment, communications, even education and cultural undertakings were in some fashion brought under new and enlarged controls....
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