History 430: Theory and Practice

Document Type

Undergraduate Research

Publication Date

Spring 4-24-2012


"Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan." This was a quote from Franklin Roosevelt, one of the most recognized presidents of the United States, and it was the starting point of the events which would proceed after this day. Because of this event, the U.S. found the need to get involved in the midst of one of the bloodiest conflicts in modern day history. America and the world were brought together in the common cause of stopping Japan and Germany from all out domination of the world. But looking much deeper, the situation that the U.S. itself in was about so much more than the war; the war was one of the reasons that the American economy came from the depths of the Great Depression that dominated the 1930s. From the war, there was a rise in the economy as a total ware mobilization.