discretionary arms embargo
ban trade of weapons to a country that was trying to start a war
Investigated bankers & munitions matters after WWI (whether they profited), said they had pushed US into WWII to turn a profit
Neutrality Act of 1935
embargo on exporting war goods to nations at war
Neutrality Act of 1939
European democracies might buy American war materials on a "cash-and-carry basis"; improved American moral and economic position
all aid short of war
US is going to do anything to help but fight
arsenal of democracy
US will act as the supplier of all things necessary to defeat axes powers
Head of the War Production Board
War Production Board
Created in 1942, this organization oversaw the production of planes, tanks, artillery pieces, and munitions needed for entering WWII
Office of War Mobilization
Federal agency formed to coordinate issues related to war production during World War II
Revenue Act of 1942
provided funds for the war by radically increasing income taxes.
United States military base on Hawaii that was bombed by Japan on December 7, 1941, bringing the United States into World War II.
The Allied invasion of Normandy (NW France) in June of 1944. nicknamed D-Day
Dwight D. Eisenhower
leader of the Allied forces in Europe during WW2--leader of troops in Africa and commander in DDay invasion-elected president
German city ferociously firebombed by the Allies from February 13 to 15, 1945
Battle of the Bulge
December 1, 1944 last ditch effort by Germans to stop Allies from entering Germany
Bataan Death March
April 1942, American soldiers were forced to march 85 miles to prison camps by their Japanese captors.
Battle of Midway
U.S. naval victory over the Japanese fleet in June 1942, in which the Japanese lost four of their best aircraft carriers. It marked a turning point in World War II.
Battle of Leyte Gulf
the last, largest, and most decisive naval engagements in the Pacific, recaptured the Phillipines
a bloody and prolonged operation on the island of ..... in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945)
code name for the secret United States project set up in 1942 to develop atomic bombs for use in World War II
Naval ship. On September 2, 1945, the Japanese emperor formally surrendered on the ...... in Tokyo Bay.
US won, June. now had a base for air strikes against Japan nd for the planned invasion of the main islands--estimated to cost 500,000 US lives
Lend Lease Act
passed March 1941 gave president power to lend, sell, transfer title to any country