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Unformatted text preview: ts 1.5 hours • Results – 2,400 killed – 1,200 wounded – 21 ships destroyed or damaged – 300 planes destroyed America America Responds • December 8, 1941: – FDR: Declaration of war speech to Congress – U.S. declares war on Japan – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VqQAf74fsE • Germany and Italy later declare war on United States • Isolationism? – Politically? – Socially? – Militarily? Americans Americans Join the War • Increase in volunteers • Americans unite behind war effort – “Remember Pearl Harbor” • Elimination of discrimination in hiring • Hollywood – War propaganda films • Mobilization of scientists The The Economics of War • “Powerful enemies must be out-fought and outproduced,” – Franklin Roosevelt • Goals: – 60,000 aircraft in 1942 & 125,000 in 1943 – 120,000 tanks and 55,000 antiaircraft guns in 1943 • 24 million employed in defense-related production – Women & minorities B-24 Bomber (1 manufactured every 63 minutes) The The Battle for Europe • Germany eventually forced into a war on multiple fro...
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