Was there resistance during to WWII in America once the war began?Specifically, during the war was there resistence (domestic) to the war?  It seems like it was a popular war for most Americans...

Was there resistance during to WWII in America once the war began?

Specifically, during the war was there resistence (domestic) to the war?  It seems like it was a popular war for most Americans but there must have been some resistance internally.

1 Answer | Add Yours

pohnpei397's profile pic

pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted on

I have never read anything about any serious opposition to this war in the United States (not once Pearl Harbor was attacked).  You are right to say that this was a very popular war.

The only resistance (if you can call it that) that I have ever heard of came from some pacifist groups like the Quakers.  These people were not really so much opposed to this war in particular as they were to all wars in general.  These people were not very numerous and were pretty much looked down upon by the majority of Americans.  The pbs.org link has some stuff about these people.

But in terms of an actual movement arguing that the US should not be in the war or anything like that, there was nothing.

We’ve answered 318,926 questions. We can answer yours, too.

Ask a question