While this is occurring FDR is beginning to take office. He considers ending the depression to be his first
priorityHe does believe action is needed on some foreign
problemsInternationalism: The idea that trade between
nations helps prevent war.FDR believed that the U.S. should try and keep the
America First Committee
A group that formed as Roosevelt pushed the country towards aiding Britain in the war with Germany and the axis powers.The group pushed for the continuation of isolationism and were up set by FDR’s foreign policy ideas. Charles Lindberg was an impotant member of the group.
Lend Lease Act
As Britain fell farther into danger they asked America for help.
The U.S. passed the Lend Lease Act
The act stated the U.S. could lend weapons to any country vital to U.S. defense.This allowed America to sell Britain weapons as long as they paid the money back.
FDR also started an organization to assure peace after WWII. The Atlantic charter was meant to push free trade, freedom of the seas, and non aggression between countries.
15 countries that were against the axis powers signed into the organization.
To continue to help Britain in the war Effort the U.S. Decided to ban selling Japan any strategic materials.
Strategic materials=Anything related to the war including steel and oil.
The U.S. Was the chief exporter of oil and steel to Japan, this action sent Japan’s economy into a nose dive.
This action would lead to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the start of the War for the U.S.