World War, Great Depression and World War II
During World War II the U.S. work in the factories helped to take forward the production of supplies.
At the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the United States remained neutral. Americans sympathized with the British and French, although many citizens, especially those from Ireland and Germany, opposed the intervention in 1917, the United States joined the allies, contributing to the defeat of the Powers Central. Unwilling to participate in European affairs, the Senate ratified the Treaty of Versailles, which established the League. The country pursued a policy of unilateralism, verging on isolationism.
In 1920, the movement of women's rights won approval of a constitutional amendment to grant women suffrage. In part because of his service in the war, Native Americans were granted U.S. citizenship in the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924.
During most of the 1920s, the United States enjoyed a period of prosperity by reducing the imbalance while growing profits of factory farms. An increase in debt and an inflated stock market culminated in the fall of 1929 that triggered the Great Depression. After his election as president in 1932, Franklin D. Roosevelt responded with the New Deal, a series of policies to increase government intervention in the economy. The Dust Bowl of the mid-1930s left many impoverished farming communities and spurred a new wave of western migration.
The nation recovered from the economic depression until the industrial mobilization estimuladada for its entry into World War II. The United States, officially neutral during the early stages of the war, began supplying materials to the Allies in March 1941 through the Lend-Lease Program.
On December 7, 1941, the United States joined the Allies against the Axis Powers after a Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
World War II boosted the economy by providing capital investment and jobs, while many women entered the labor market. Among the major combatants, the United States is the only nation that has been enriched because of the guerra.
Conferences at Bretton Woods and Yalta outlined a new system of international organizations putting the United States and the Soviet Union in central world affairs. When he reached the end of World War II in Europe, a 1945 international conference held in San Francisco produced the United Nations Charter, which entered into force after the guerra. United States, having developed the first of nuclear weapons, used in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August. Japan surrendered on September 2, ending the war.
The Great Superpower
Moments before the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963. The death of this president shocked the nation.
United States entered the war in Vietnam, finally after a bloody struggle, which caused heavy casualties on both sides, the U.S. was defeated. This war is considered the saddest fact of history.
U.S. influence in areas such as economics, science, technology, and culture grew to new levels. Because of the cold war and political strife, ideological and social that came with the socialist countries, particularly the Soviet Union, the role of military and international issues raised in the politics of that era.
Also at that time, important events took place, as the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and '60s, and the Apollo XI moon landing in 1969.
With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the United States became the world's only superpower. The attacks of September 11, 2001 shattered all hopes for a peaceful new millennium, and were the justification for the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and the war on terrorism. The threat of terrorism has become a major force in the country's politics, and in 2003, formed much of the justification, by the then unconfirmed possession of nuclear weapons by the invasion of Iraq. The dominant theme of the current policy remains the fight between the needs for national security and the maintenance of domestic spying on people through the controversial Patriot Act law.
The U.S. government despite having a strong global economy is criticized by the war in Iraq, causing heavy losses.
From 2009 and after years of economic mismanagement and poor administration, the United States and the world entered into an unprecedented economic recession in modern history, to the point where they questioned the nation's economic leadership American in the world. But measures of the new President Barack Obama on the regulatory, health system and development of clean technologies among other strategies, is expected to bring to the nation of its imminent demise, as well in a country riddled with greed and the love of money it is desirable to retrieve the values that made him great, the love of Christ and his word, God once again be the Lord of the Americans because the apostasy and impiety in Israel only as post - David, ended up by leaving a vast empire in ruins and derision to their enemies.