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50e. Pearl Harbor

50e. Pearl Harbor
Written by Derrick Peterson on 2017-02-10


While the international picture in Europe was growing increasingly dimmer for the United States, relations with Japan were souring as well. Japan's aggression was literally being fueled by the United States. The Japanese military machine relied heavily on imports of American steel and oil to prosecute its assault on China and French Indochina.Placing a strict embargo on Japan would have seemed obvious,...(Read More)

50d. The Arsenal of Democracy

50d. The Arsenal of Democracy
Written by Derrick Peterson on 2017-02-10


War had finally come.Two days after Britain and France declared war on Nazi Germany, President Roosevelt issued a proclamation of neutrality and ordered the suspension of munitions sales to all belligerents. But Roosevelt stopped short of asking that Americans remain emotionally neutral in the European conflict. FDR knew that the only chance Britain and France would have to defeat the German Reich...(Read More)

50c. War Breaks Out

50c. War Breaks Out
Written by Derrick Peterson on 2017-02-10


On July 7, 1937, a skirmish between Chinese and Japanese troops broke out at the Marco Polo Bridge near Beijing. The cause of the fracas is unknown, but the Japanese government used it as a pretext to launch a full-scale invasion of China. Hoping to deliver a quick knockout punch, the Japanese furiously bombed Chinese cities and advanced with their better-equipped army. Despite enduring heavy losses,...(Read More)

50b. Reactions to a Troubled World

50b. Reactions to a Troubled World
Written by Derrick Peterson on 2017-02-10


The day after Franklin Roosevelt took the oath of office the Nazi Reichstag gave Adolf Hitler absolute control of Germany. Hitler had campaigned spewing anti-Semitic rhetoric and vowing to rebuild a strong Germany.During the week prior to FDR's inauguration, Japan withdrew from the League of Nations for the condemnation of Japanese aggressions in China. Fascism and militarism were spreading across...(Read More)

50a. 1930s Isolationism

50a. 1930s Isolationism
Written by Derrick Peterson on 2017-02-10


"Leave me alone," seemed to be America's attitude toward the rest of the world in the 1930s.At the dawn of the '30s, foreign policy was not a burning issue for the average American. The stock market had just crashed and each passing month brought greater and greater hardships. American involvement with Europe had brought war in 1917 and unpaid debt throughout the 1920s. Having grown weary with the...(Read More)

50. The Road to Pearl Harbor

50. The Road to Pearl Harbor
Written by Derrick Peterson on 2017-02-10


Storm clouds were darkening around the world. While Americans struggled to make ends meet during the Great Depression, fascism swept Italy and Germany. Elsewhere, militarists consolidated their hold on the Japanese government. Soon fears of fascist domination were realized as nations fell, hapless victims to new aggressive leaders. Remembering the scars caused by World War I, Americans hoped against...(Read More)

49g. An Evaluation of the New Deal

49g. An Evaluation of the New Deal
Written by Derrick Peterson on 2016-12-16


How effective was the New Deal at addressing the problems of the Great Depression?No evaluation of the New Deal is complete without an analysis of Roosevelt himself. As a leader, his skills were unparalleled. Desperate times called for desperate measures, and FDR responded with a bold program of experimentation that arguably saved the capitalist system and perhaps the American democracy. As sweeping...(Read More)

49f. Roosevelt

49f. Roosevelt's Critics
Written by Derrick Peterson on 2016-12-16


FDR was a President, not a king. His goals were ambitious and extensive, and while he had many supporters, his enemies were legion. Liberals and radicals attacked from the left for not providing enough relief and for maintaining the fundamental aspects of capitalism. Conservatives claimed his policies were socialism in disguise, and that an interfering activist government was destroying a proud history...(Read More)

49e. FDR

49e. FDR's Alphabet Soup
Written by Derrick Peterson on 2016-12-16


The New Deal was clearly the most ambitious legislative program ever attempted by Congress and an American President.Progressive politicians saw their wildest dreams come alive. The Great Depression created an environment where the federal government accepted responsibility for curing a wide array of society's ills previously left to individuals, states, and local governments. This amount of regulation...(Read More)





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