World War II took place from 1939 to 1945. When the war had first started the U.S. was not involved. The U.S. was provoked to enter the war when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. The U.S. had had a long history of neutrality since the 1793 Proclamation of Neutrality was adopted when George Washington was president (Bodenner, 2007). The president through most of the war was Franklin D. Roosevelt. It is said that Roosevelt knew about the attack on Pearl Harbor and used it as a way for the U.S. to enter the war (Jeffries, 2009).
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...any that that was the reason the bombs were dropped but scholars have said that there could have been a different way to invade Japan. “Was the two-pronged American campaign in the World War II Pacific theater by the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy the wisest course of action?” It may not have been but it worked (Jeffries, 2009).
The purpose of this paper is to see how the leaders, presidents, and isolation of World War II made the war the way it was. World War II was probably the worst war for losing loved ones. Just during the attack on Pearl Harbor there were 2,000 Americans killed (Bodenner, 2007). Japan and Germany dictators/presidents were the main reasons the U.S. got involved in the war (Bodenner, 2007). Although there are many other things that made the war the way it was, the powerful leaders, presidents, and isolation of the war had a large effect on the war.
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