The New Deal and World War 10

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Unformatted text preview: The New Deal and World War II Roosevelts leadership through economic reconstruction, war Congress, confronted with the mounting crisis, voted immense sums for rearmament, and in September 1940 passed the first peacetime conscription bill ever enacted in the United States. In that month also, Roosevelt concluded a daring executive agreement with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The United States gave the British Navy 50 overage destroyers in return for British air and naval bases in Newfoundland and the North Atlantic. The 1940 presidential election campaign demonstrated that the isolationists, while vocal, were a minority. Roosevelts Republican opponent, Wendell Wilkie, leaned toward intervention. Thus the November election yielded another majority for the president, making Roosevelt the first, and last, U. S. chief executive to be elected to a third term.making Roosevelt the first, and last, U....
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