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E. If Britain went under; Hitler could take over almost all of Europe’s resources. This frightening possibility shocked America.X. Shattering the Two-Term Tradition A. Roosevelt decided to break the two-term tradition as he felt that America needed him to lead her through these war years. B. His opponent was a recent convert to both politics and the Republican Party, Wendell L. Wilkie. C. Though Wilkie promised a change, he was in much agreement with Roosevelt’s war policies and neutrality agreements. D. Roosevelt won reelection with an electoral landslide of 449 to 82,but the popular vote was within 5million votes.XI. A Landmark Lend-Lease LawA. Isolationists had been against a European war right from the start. Most Americans were with them until they started seeing signs of their own doom.B. British diplomats, living in America, played a part in changing America’s inclination for war. Though the diplomats were truly concerned for their country, they used underhanded ways to change public opinion.1. They manipulated public opinion polls2. They propagandized in newspapersC. Roosevelt had secretly been funding the navy through other government organizations since 1938. Once public opinion started to change though, he authorized huge airfleets and navies to be built.1. Congress passed a conscription law- provision was made for training each year 1.2 million troops & 800,000 reservesD. Germany was attacking Britain; America was listening to the drama of the nightly German air raids on their radios; sympathy grew for Britain, but Washington did nothing accept trade fifty old ships for eight defensive base sites.
1. Roosevelt did this without asking Congress, which caused some uproar. A. Do you think the president should have circumvented Congress?B. What do you think about Obama’s circumvention of Congress with the immigration scandal (accepting thousands of illegal immigrant children into the U.S. daily and taking American taxes and paying for camps for the children [many who are adults masquerading as children] instead of turning them around at the border)? C. Do the ends justify the means?E. The Lend-Lease Bill 1940: America pledged itself, to the extent of its vast resources, to bolster those nations that were indirectly defending it by fighting aggression1. In the end, America had sent about $50 billion worth of arms and equipment to those nations fighting aggressors2. To some it was an economic declaration of war; it ended any pretense of neutralityA. Hitler had avoided American ships until the lend-lease bill was passed. On May 21, 1941, the Robin Moor, an unarmed American merchantman, was torpedoed and destroyed by a German submarine in the South Atlantic, outside a war zone.XII. Chartering a New WorldA. June 1941, almost exactly a year after it had captured France, Germany invaded the Soviet Union.

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