Wartime America: World War II v. Vietnam War. Lizzy S. AHAP – KLM Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY. Essential Question:. What was national support like in wartime America during World War II and the Vietnam War?. On the Road to War: World War II. A Period of Isolationism.
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Lizzy S. AHAP – KLM
Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY
“…the will for peace on the part of peace-loving nations must express itself to the end that nations that may be tempted to violate their agreements and the rights of others will desist from such a cause.”
Aimed to enforce the Neutrality Acts
Aviator Charles Lindbergh
Future President Gerald Ford
Publisher Joseph M. Patterson (New York Daily News)
Pro-war, advocated aid to the Allies in the war
Supported the Lend-Lease Act
Governor Adlai Stevenson (IL)
U.S. Representative Claude Pepper (FL)
Hollywood screenwriter Philip Dunne
Journalist William Allen WhiteConflict in the Nation
Committee to Defend America (by Aiding the Allies)
America First Committee
A view of the raid on Pearl Harbor
After Truman, President Eisenhower had supported the French as well, against the Vietminh.
By 1954, the U.S. was paying 80% of France’s war costs.
The war steadily turned against the French, and Eisenhower pulled out U.S. support.
The French government eventually left Vietnam after the Geneva Accords (1954), which officially had ended the war.
U.S. President Eisenhower greeting South Vietnam’s President Ngo Dinh Diem
Rosie the Riveter
Lyrics by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb, 1942
“All the day long,
Whether rain or shine,
She's a part of the assembly line.
She's making history,
Working for victory,
Rosie the Riveter…
…That little girl will do more than a
Male will do…
…Rosie is protecting Charlie,
Working overtime on the riveting
…There's something true about,
Red, white, and blue about,
Rosie the Riveter.”
Grow your own, Can your own
Make This Pledge: I Pay No More Than Top Legal Prices
Enlist in the WAVESJohn Falter
More Nurses are Needed!
“Don’t Let That Shadow Touch Them”Issued by the Treasury Department
“United We Win”Alexander Liberman1943
“When You Ride Alone You Ride With Hitler!”Weimer Pursell1943
“Waste Helps the Enemy”Vanderlaan
“Want Action? Join the U.S. Marine Corps!”James Montgomery Flagg 1942
“Man the Guns, Join the Navy”McClelland Barclay 1942