US and WW2 hist

US and WW2 hist - US and WW2 War budgets, new camps, army...

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US and WW2 - War budgets, new camps, army grows to 1 million by mid 1941, forming new units: tanks and parachutes - If France falls, still aid Britain, US might get involved - How do we aid the allies? o Big issue: getting equipment to England o FDR gave American destroyers to England o GB gave us right to use bases in return (destroyers-for-bases deal 9/41) - Election year, people supported, told FDR he would get reelected - When reelected, Churchill was prime minster for GF o Churchill: no $, need weapons, FDR said he would work on it = lend-lease idea (congress passed 3/41) - Lend-lease authorized president to lend/lease anything to a country in our interest - Over 60 countries get L-L aid, after war charge not much - Stimulates American economy - Government spending on defense production pulled us out of depression - FDR engages in secret military talks with the British (Congress doesn’t know) - FDR campaigned theme that US wouldn’t go to war - Talks about how to defeat Hitler—raise army of 2 million men against Hitler
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 2057 taught by Professor Rand during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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