On December 7, 1941 the United States was forced to go into World War II after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. State representatives put pressure on President Franklin D. Roosevelt to take action against those of Japanese descent living in the United States. This reaction to Pearl Harbor led to the internment of thousands of Japanese Americans.
Japanese Internment Camps
The "war to end all wars" is better known as World War I. World War I ended with the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. The treaty was signed by the Allied Nations of Great Britain, France, Italy and Russia. However, the United States did not sign the treaty. The United States felt that the price that Germany had to pay, approximately $33 billion dollars plus the loss of their prime food growing land, was too high. After the war the United States tried to stay out of war. However, they did support their European allies in their struggle against Adolf Hitler by selling, lending and leasing war supplies. WW II started for the Americans when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.