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Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

In 1938, FDR wasn't yet sure what to make of Hitler. At home, Roosevelt faced strong pressure not to get involved in Europe from isolationists in Congress. While Roosevelt saw the potential for danger, he didn't yet know whether or not Hitler simply wanted a bit more land, or whether he actually wanted a war with the whole world.blank" rel="nofollow">Pearl Harbor, plunging the US into the war. Congress declared war on the Axis Powers, and FDR officially became a wartime president.