FC: World War II By:Brittany Starke
1: Why the U.S got involved: In March 1940 the Lend-Lease act was passed stating Roosevelt could direct aid to whomever he wanted. This meant that the U.S was no longer neutral. The U.S ended up contributing 42 billion dollars to the war effort by 1945. With Hitler taking over Europe, FDR saw fit to aid the British and French troops with arms, etc. The fundamental cause of the U.S involvement though, was indeed the bombing of Pearl Harbor | Pearl Harbor
2: When Did the U.S Get Involved? They entered World War II on December 8, 1941, the day after Pearl Harbor which occurred on December 7th. Franklin Roosevelt then declared war on Japan on the 8th of December 1941. Subsequently, Italy and Germany declared war on the U.S. This marked the U.S.A's involvement in World War II.
3: How Did the War Start? Hitler wanted more and more land after he gained control over Austria and Czechoslovakia. Germany was only able to take control of these countries because France and Great Britain wanted to avoid bloodshed. They did not realize that what Hitler wanted was much more than one country. Hitler than staged an attack from Poland just so he could gain control of it. On September 1Great Britain and France sent Hitler an ultimatum - withdraw German forces from Poland or Great Britain and France would go to war against Germany. On September 3, with Germany's forces penetrating deeper into Poland, Great Britain and France both declared war on Germany.
4: Countries Involved in WWII: These were the major countries involved: Allied: Britain, France, China, US, Soviet Union (Russia, Ukraine, etc), Canada, Australia. Axis: Germany, Italy, Japan.
5: The Weaponry of WWII: So many weapons were used in World War II it is hard to name them all, but here is a few: Tanks, automobiles, air crafts, different variety of guns and rifles, U-boats, destroyers, cruisers, convoys, air craft carriers, | radar, grenades, flamethrowers, chemical gas(illegal), swords and knives, V1 and V2 missals, cannons, mines, and atomic bombs.
6: Rosie the Riveter: Rosie the Riveter was a media propaganda creation devised to encourage women to fill in for men while they were fighting World War II. Rosie represents strength and the six million American women who employed in war material manufacturing during WWII. Rosie was created to persuade women to get involved in WWII
7: The End of the Great Depression: The war economy ended unemployment when everyone (including women) had to work in all the unfilled positions so the armament, ships and planes could be built. The wages went up and inflation did not skyrocket. So the economy stabilized.