As Britain and France finally declared war on Germany and Italy over the invasion of Poland, Roosevelt continued to push for American aid to Britain while trying to keep the country out of war. In this precarious time, he kept mum on the subject of whether or not he would run for a third term, to keep him from entering the lame-duck period of his second term in office. In addition to wanting to keep power in his hands while the country was facing the imminent threat of war, Roosevelt had yet to find a liberal candidate for the Presidency who satisfied him and whom he could groom as a successor.On April 9, 1940, the Germans overran Denmark and assaulted Norway without formally declaring war. Defeating these countries quickly, the Germans made their way towards Paris. The real threat of Nazi triumph chilled isolationist fervor all over the nation.
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