Wwii Assignment

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The tipping point of when the United States could no longer be considered an isolated nation was the attack of Pearl Harbor. Japan bombed Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. 1.Explain the reasons for U.S. neutrality during the 1920s and 1930s. How did ideas about neutrality change during the period from the end of World War I to the passage of the Lend-Lease Act? Be sure to include any events, terms, or people that may support your response.

The Untied States had always been Isolationist. They attempted to refrain from foreign matters. Most likely because we had internal issues. The United States ended up helping England and the Allied because they were are democratic. The Axis forces are more authoritarian. The United States was compelled to assist democratic states because they are be stronger allies and not as violent.

2. In your opinion, what was the point at which U.S. actions were no longer neutral? Explain your reasoning with supporting details from the lesson. I think the Unites States being strictly an Isolationist is completely neutral. It can be when companies such as Ford and others began doing business with Germany. It can also be when the 'Lend-Lease' began.

3. Criticize or defend each of the U.S. actions surrounding World War II that are listed below. Justify your opinion with supporting details from the lesson.

First neutrality act- I agree with the US decision to stay neutral at first, because it is what we were familiar with and because we needed to save supplies in case the fighting escalated over here.
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