U. S. Government/WWII/US enters WWII

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Attack on Pearl Harbor

As conflict grew in Europe and Asia, American foreign policy evolved (slowly changed) from neutrality to direct involvement.

I. The change was gradual from neutrality to involvement
  1. Isolationism (Great Depression, legacy of World War II)
  2. Economic Aid to Allies (Lend Lease Act)
  3. Direct Involvement in the war (Attack on Pearl Harbor)
II. The U.S. enters WWII (direct involvement)

Rising tension developed between the US and Japan, because of Japanese aggression in Eat Asia. On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the US at Pearl Harbor without warning. The US declared war on Japan. Germany declared war on the US.