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Nation of Nations A Concise Narrative of the American Republic Book Cover Image
Nation of Nations: A Concise Narrative of the American Republic, 3/e
James West Davidson, Historian
William E. Gienapp, Harvard University
Christine Leigh Heyrman, University of Delaware
Mark H. Lytle, Bard College
Michael B. Stoff, University of Texas, Austin

America's Rise to Globalism (1927-1945)

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to:

Explain why the United States tried but was unable to remain isolated from the aggression in the 1930s, and what long-term lessons Americans took from their experience of entering World War II.

Explain how the Allies' grasp of global military, diplomatic, and economic strategy led to victory.

Discuss and evaluate the praise and criticism Franklin Roosevelt received for his leadership during World War II.

Explain how war work affected the lives of ordinary Americans.

Discuss the experiences and responses of minorities during the war.

Discuss key issues of domestic politics during the war.

Describe how victory forced Americans to confront the Holocaust, the atomic bomb, and deteriorating Soviet-American relations.