German Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945), Nazi leader and founder; had over 6 million Jews assassinated during the Holocaust
sec of state, believed trade was a two way street, passed the Reciprocal Trade Agreements act
Russian leader who succeeded Lenin as head of the Communist Party and created a totalitarian state by purging all opposition (1879-1953); USSR dictator
Fascist dictator of Italy (1922-1943). He led Italy to conquer Ethiopia (1935), joined Germany in the Axis pact (1936), and allied Italy with Germany in World War II. He was overthrown in 1943 when the Allies invaded Italy.
Fascist leader of the Spanish revolution, helped by Hitler and Mussolini; america allowed him to buy arms to stay out of the spanish civil war
United States aviator who in 1927 made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean (1902-1974); isolationist orator after murder of his infant son
Presidential candidate who criticized the New Deal and a third presidential term; magnetic personality
a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
a policy of nonparticipation in international economic and political relations; aka America in WWII
good neighbor policy
FDR's foreign policy of promoting better relations w/Latin America by using economic influence rater than military force in the region
reciprocal trade agreement act
designed to lift US export trade from the depression, relief/recovery, reversed the traditional high protective tariff policy
investigated arms manufacturers and bankers of World War I. Claimed they had caused America's entry into WWI. Public opinion pushed Congress to pass the Neutrality Acts to keep us out of WWII.
when the prez proclaimed the existence of a foreign war, certain restrictions go into affect. Basically, they made it so citizens/US could not get involved; 4 laws passed in the late 1930s that were designed to keep the US out of international incidents
Nazi-Soviet nonaggression pact
pact between Russia and Soviet, pledged neutrality by either party if the other were attacked by a third party.
"cash and carry"
European democracies could buy arms and war materials only if they paid cash and transported the arms themselves
was a phase in early World War II marked by few military operations in Continental Europe, in the months following the German invasion of Poland and preceding the Battle of France. Although the great powers of Europe had declared war on one another, neither side had yet committed to launching a significant attack, and there was relatively little fighting on the ground
america first committee
A committee organized by isolationists before WWII, who wished to spare American lives. They wanted to protect America before we went to war in another country. Charles A. Lindbergh (the aviator) was its most effective speaker.
London Economic Conference
66 nations to address world- wide economic problems . FDR backs out. criticized foreign nations' efforts to stabilize currency
a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.
speech by roosevelt -incited by alarming behavior of Italy and Japan; called to "quarantine" aggressors
Battle of Britain
an aerial battle fought in World War II in 1940 between the German Luftwaffe (air force), which carried out extensive bombing in Britain, and the British Royal Air Force, which offered successful resistance.
1940 - U.S. agreed to "lend" its older destroyers to Great Britain. Signaled the end of U.S. neutrality in the war.
United States military base on Hawaii that was bombed by Japan, bringing the United States into World War II. Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941.