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PinkMonkey Study Guide - American History

10. 5 The Lend Lease Act

As the Allies were reaching a financial crisis during the war, America once again entered the scene to help Great Britain. The Roosevelt administration framed the Lend-Lease program in March 1941. By this Bill, the President had the power to "Sell, transfer, title to, exchange, lease, lend or otherwise dispose of" articles of defense to any country whose protection the President thought was of vital importance. The Congress set aside 7 billion dollars to finance the Act. As a famous historian put it: "the lend-lease program converted the nation quite literally into the arsenal of democracy."


EXHIBIT 10.2

The rescue of the Allied troops at Dunkirk


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Table of Contents

10.0 - Chronology of Major Events
10.1 - America Before The Outbrake Of The Second World War
10.2 - German Expansion
10.3 - The US And The War
10.4 - Departure From Neutrality
10.5 - The Land Lease Act
10.6 - The Pearl Harbour Incident
10.7 - Impact Of The War
10.8 - US Diplomacy During The War
10.9 - Conference At Dumberton Oaks
10.10 - The Yalta Conference
10.11 - Points To Remember

Chapter 11





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