World War II
In the summer of 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt addressed an anxious nation in response to atrocities in Europe committed by Hitler's Nazi Germany. Roosevelt declared in the broadcast that the United States would stay neutral as long as it possibly could, but after the attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor, neutrality was no longer an option. The United States had to mobilize a depressed peacetime country for war in order to lead the democracies of the world on a crusade against evil dictatorships.
World War Looms - The Americans Textbook, Chapter 16 Pgs. 528 - 559
The United States in World War II - The Americans Textbook, Chapter 17 Pgs. 562 - 599