Unformatted text preview: Germans, aid to Britain (permitted since relaxation of the Neutrality Act ) was greatly increased, and in 1941 lend-lease to the Allies was begun. In the presidential election of 1940 both of the major parties supported the national defense program and aid to Britain but opposed the entry of the United States into the war. In accepting the nomination for that year Roosevelt broke with tradition; never before had a President run for a third term. Some of his former associates were vocal in criticism. John N. Garner , who had been Vice President, was alienated, and the new vice presidential candidate was Henry A. Wallace. James A. Farley, who had been prominent in managing the earlier campaigns, fell away. John L. Lewis , with his large labor following, bitterly denounced Roosevelt. The Republican candidate, Wendell Willkie , had much more support than Roosevelt's earlier opponents, but again the President won, if by a closer margin....
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- Fall '10
- Franklin D. Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt