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David Chan US History (Honors) 2-11-08 11.4 Summaflect The Neutrality Act of 1939- President Roosevelt proclaimed the U.S. to be neutral in the war between Britain, France and Germany. Although we were neutral, Roosevelt did all he can to support the countries from Hitler’s control. Destroyers-for-Bases Deal- Winston Churchill requested Roosevelt to provide old destroyers to help them defend themselves. Since it wasn’t necessarily a sale, it didn’t fall under the Neutrality Act. Roosevelt also announced this to the public which made them favor limited aid to the allies. The Range of Opinion- There was a great debate between being neutral from the war, and helping the allies. The destroyer deal led to the America First Committee creation. They were supporting isolation from the war. The Lend-Lease Act- The act basically lent or lease arms to any country considered vital to the defense of the U.S. This act provided them what they needed and gave Britain no cash payment if Britain promised to return or pay rent after the war.

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