Samantha Political Cartoon
Mrs.Wylies U.S History Class
Manifest destiny was the widely held belief that American settlers were destined to expand across the continent. By 1843 John Quincy Adams, originally a major supporter, had changed his mind and repudiated Manifest Destiny because it meant the expansion of slavery in Texas.
Imperialism-"an unequal human and territorial relationship, usually in the form of an empire,involving the extension of authority and control of one state or people over another.began around the 1700.
WWII-Neutrality:prior to Dec 7, 1941. For after that the US was hardly neutral. Prior to that bombing of Pearl Harbor the United States basic policy was one of neutrality and isolationism stemming from WWI. President Roosevelt did offer and aid through material sources help to Great Britain prior to our delcaration of war on Germany.Supplies were sent and guarded by the US Navy to England throughout the early years of 1940 and 1941.As to the invasion of Poland and why we did not declare war on Germany then, we had no treaty with European Countires to aid them in time of war.Only after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor did we declare war and only with Japan. Hilter soon after delared war on the US and our country was in an all out war on two fronts.