WWI v WWII essay - pledge violated. US enters war for...

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Similarities: -For both wars, US was neutral at start of war Why? WWI -US has immigrants from all over the world -Expensive -Trading with Europe WWII -expense -lives -signed agreements like Washington Naval Treaty (limits on weapons) -tried to stay isolationist -Both changed US’s economy How? -Converted industry for wartime production -Taxes made- 16 th Amendment- income tax made during WWI and raised in WWII -Economy was based around supporting the war -WWI left US with an unstable economy -WWII gave jobs (women and blacks) Differences: -How the US got into the war -WWI Unrestricted submarine warfare -Lustania ship sunk by German submarine -Sussex is sunk in English Channel by Germans–Americans injured -Sussex Pledge- Germans will warn ships before firing
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Unformatted text preview: pledge violated. US enters war for safety of themselves.-WWII Attack at Pearl Harbor-air raid-Wanted to get Japan back for their attack WWI continued racial segregation while WWII caused change in minority views-WWI-didnt change much. -tolerated job discrimination for black and women-Limited roles of black in Armed Forces-segregated units-menial jobs WWII-changed views of Japanese Americans, women, and blacks-Women: given opportunities in labor force, military, and govt. Women took over mens jobs at factories.-Blacks: given opportunities in labor force, military, and treated more equally-Japanese Americans: After Pearl Harbor, moved to Relocation Camps-Americans fearful that they would scheme an attack....
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