War World II

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1. For your chosen topic, briefly discuss the debate that occurred over American military action when the war you chose took place. Briefly evaluate the strength of each argument. Describe at least one argument that favored American involvement in the war and one that opposed it. Describe at least one argument that favored American involvement in the war and one that opposed it. During the 1930s Congress had no desire in participate in another war; however, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was against Hitler’s Nazi leadership in Germany, trying to control the entire European continent and the Japanese government who wanted to acquire more power and take control over Asia the United States tried to keep its neutrality during the war. As a result, in 1935 Congress passed the Neutrality Act, which prohibited travel “in Bellinger Ships and the sale of arms to countries at war” (Foner 908). The purpose of this law was to avoid any conflicts over “the Freedom of the Seas,” which according to some Americans contributed to the US Participation in World War I, which they thought it was a mistake (Foner 908). However, some American citizens wanted the country to remain neutral, but some others wanted the country to get involve. In 1941 some German refugees and the subjugated countries of Europe gathered with some Americans and formed the Free World Association; their idea was to convinced American government to participate in the war against Hitler. This group was formed by important business people, labor leaders and ministers that wanted to end the dictatorship to the free world; their ideology was to fight for freedom. Therefore, they organized a march in Madison Square Garden demanding a declaration of war against the Germans. It ... ... middle of paper ... ...ountries affected by the war. In 1947 the American George C. Marshall introduced the Marshall Plan, in where he requested the United States to donate billions of dollars to help Europe. Marshall Policy had the ideology of, “end[ing] hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos” (Foner 954). The plan was the most successful foreign policy. Thanks to the Marshall plan, by the year 1950, the European production had increase following the mass production of the US. Region. (Foner 955). The only country that refused to participate with the plan was the Soviet Union, because they were afraid the Americans would gain control of the Eastern Europe economy. The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was also created with twenty three western nations, which allowed free trade among the members of the treaty resulting in a massive business for American economy. (Foner 955).

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