Discussion: Preemptive War || Group 2 || Lesson 7
The United States attempted to avoid World War II when it began. Though the U.S. was aware of both the Japanese aggression in Asia and the German persecution of Jewish citizens (though maybe not to the full extent in either case), most Americans did not want to enter another World War. After reading the text and viewing the materials provide, answer the following questions in your discussion posts: Was the United States correct in pursuing a policy on non-intervention? Should the U.S. have participated in the Olympics in 1936, or withdrawn completely from all involvement with belligerent countries? Should the U.S. have joined the war before the attack on Pearl Harbor? Why or why not?
To receive full credit for this assignment your post must:
- Address the questions asked in the paragraph above in at least a 300-word post and cite all outside sources appropriately
- In your initial post, include at least one interesting question the readings raised for you