Dear President Roosevelt,
As a senator of our country, of course I agree with your decision on declaring war with Germany. There were obvious historical forces that led you to make this very difficult historic decision. The aftermath of World War I is a principal problem that has forced the world into this horrible condition again. The way World War I was resolved has caused nationalistic tensions, unresolved issues, resentments, and the Great Depression. At the end of World War I we forced Germany to pay reparations for all the damages they caused by their aggression on the torn allied nations. Soon after we went in the Great Depression which made Germany feel we were weakened and they took this as an opportunity to rise. They are furious with what we have forced them into doing and the Nazi army has invaded Poland. This military aggression was the decision made by authoritarian ruling Nazi elite in Germany. World War II will officially start after this declaration of war. I feel Germany is causing extreme problems for America and if we don’t take action they will only become more emboldened.
In the aftermath of World War I, Germany was severely punished. The Treaty of Versailles has stipulated that Germany take responsibility for causing the First World War. The treaty also limited the size of Germany's military and made them feel emasculated internationally. Germany has received a bill for reparations and owes the Allies $33 million. During the postwar period, the German government was forced to sign the Treaty of Versailles under the threat of more fighting from the Allies. The German people have faulted their leaders for accepting our strident terms. The German government has been weakened and deep public resentment over the Treaty of Versailles has developed a strong nationalist movement led by Adolf Hitler.
The Treaty of Versailles has not solved anything. The reparations have left many people in the victorious nations feeling...