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dc.contributor.advisorLewis, James E., 1964-
dc.contributor.authorMay, Robert
dc.descriptioniii, 62 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractToday when we look back at World War II and the part the United States played in it, we almost take for granted our nation's success as if America had a coherent and unified strategy. Yet this does not do justice to the struggle of those men and women who made the most important decisions, whether political or personal, about America's involvement in the war. In Washington legislators had to grapple with how to prepare for a war they and their constituents had little desire to join. Ordinary citizens wanted to maintain isolationist diplomacy in the face of international conflict, but were forced to reevaluate their beliefs when the world war hit American shores with the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The United States took on a great responsibility, and almost everyone knew that how the nation acted would have enormous implications for the outcome of the conflict .en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. History.;
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dc.titleUncertainties, Rhetoric and the Military Mobilization of America Leading up to World War IIen_US
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