01 October, 2010
A People’s War?
Chapter Sixteen of A People’s History of the United States “A Peoples War?” begins with the true explanation of America. The first few pages are a summary of all the interferences that America has committed with other nations, everything from stopping the Independence of Haiti, to having thousands of soldiers in Russia while fighting World War Two.
While America had not entered WWII, they were seeking to aid the Jewish from prosecution and to take Dictator Hitler out of power. However while America was claiming to be neutral and not take sides they began to help Italy and Germany and supply them with oil and other goods. It was not until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that brought Roosevelt to enter the war. It was not clear to the American public that the Japanese were motivated to attack due to mistakes made by the government. Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor Germany and Italy both declared war on America, which then made America join Russia and England in the war. While the countries were in full out war with one another Americans back at home were making sure that they were at the top of all economic charts. They wanted to make deals and created protection for foreign oil wells. Therefore they sought to influence the Middle East more than any other nation. While this was going on, Roosevelt failed to do what he made people believe he was going to do, he could have save thousands of men and woman whom were being killed by the Nazis, however they put more attention into the financial aspect. After WWII ended, Americans continued to interfere in foreign relations in order to keep power and hold off any revolutions. When Americans began having trouble with Cuba they began to train Cuban exiles for future invasions, and when Kennedy took office the plan was put into action and invaded Cuba, but were defeated a few days later. The communists were still around and Americans were not able...