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Roosevelt, after his election to a third term, created the lend-lease plan at the behest of  Prime Minister Churchill. Newly reassured in the support of the American people, FDR  returned to Washington after his vacation armed with a creative plan for continuing aid  to Britain without violating the Neutrality Acts. He proposed that the United States lend  or lease, rather than sell, needed munitions to Britain, who could no longer afford to pay  for aid. The bill, which was the subject of fierce debate before its approval in Congress,  allowed for the United States to aid the Allies with over $50 billion in goods and services  by the end of the war. In August, Prime Minister Churchill and Roosevelt met formally for  the first time in Newfoundland. Churchill graciously accepted his role as supplicant,  calling FDR "Mr. President" while Roosevelt called him Winston.
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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