U.S. Foreign Policy During World War II
Before World War II
Leading up to World War II the United States was practicing a isolationism, a type of domestic policy that allowed America to focus on its self and not get involved with other countries problems. World War II had started and President Roosevelt put into initiative the Lend Lease Act which allowed the United States to lend and lease war equipment to the allied countries that were France, England, China and Soviet Russia. This act allowed the United States to supply these countries with materials that they were in desperate need of.
America Entering World War II
The attack on Pearl Harbor would be the changing factor of Americas policy stance. This attack on our homeland would change our foreign policy position. After the attack on Pearl Harbor it was clear to congress that this would be the event that would make us declare war on Germany send troops over sees to help the powers that we had been leasing and lending equipment to in the beginning. The new foreign policy that was used is known as collective security because we teamed up with other countries, against a common enemy. World War II is often looked at the last war with a purpose. It was a very popular war because people knew who the enemy and there was a good cause that the American population could rally around. By using collective security America was able to help the allied countries help the pull through and win in Europe and stop the Nazis and the terror that they reined over the Jewish people.