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Beause the population of America was about 1/3 immagrants. And they still thought of themselves as part of their homeland, so when the different countries fought, the people who came from them cheered on there old homes. German Americans got the most grief though, they were hated upon because of their heritage.

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The "haves" and the "have nots." Many that didn't have to fight the war were generally in support of it. Many that faced the "draft" were more often than not, dead set against the war.

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Many Americans could see no value in killing Asians who had not attacked the US. The boxer Muhammad Ali said as much and was put in prison.

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