VOA Story American History, today we continue to tell you about the days of President Franklin Roosevelt. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor ended the long debate over whether the United States would enter World War II or remain neutral. American politicians and ordinary citizens have been at odds for years over whether to help Britain, France, and other allies fight or remain neutral. However, Japan’s indiscriminate attack without a declaration of war brought the Americans together. Americans are united by a common desire for military victory, fueled by a willingness to do whatever it takes to win the war. Above all, the attack on Pearl Harbor will show the United States as a world power it has not been aware of.