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  GRAND ALLIANCE HISTORIAN TANSILL’S “BACK DOOR” THESIS:   FDR BACKED THE U.S. INTO WORLD WAR II DISCONNECT BTW. POPULAR ISOLATIONIST  SENTIMENT & FDR’S INTERNATIONALIST VIEWPOINT ----Did/does the President have an obligation to follow  popular opinion in crafting foreign policy? CONFLICTED AMERICAN PUBLIC OPINION, 1939-early  1941 --70% of Americans polled did not want U.S. to enter the  War; while 70% insisted that GB not be defeated  BASIC CHRONOLOGY OF U.S. ENTRY Sept. 1939 —2 nd  World War began
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June 1940 ---fall of France summer 1940 —“destroyers for bases” deal Nov. 1940 —FDR re-elected  March 1941 ---Congress passed Lend-Lease summer-fall 1941 —U.S. engaged in “undeclared war”  Sept. 1941 —Greer incident; followed by FDR’s “shoot  on sight” order Dec. 7 1941 —attack on Pearl Harbor EVIDENCE OF FDR’S “DECEPTIONS”:
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