President Franklin Roosevelt's "Good Neighbor Policy"
expanded initiatives begun under Herbert Hoover
In 1940, the "lend-lease" plan
allowed the U.S. to loan weapons to England to be returned when the war was over
In 1941, Germany's declaration of war against the United States
occurred before the United States declared war on it
The Neutrality Act of 1935
included a mandatory arms embargo of both sides during any military conflict
In 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt's "quarantine" speech
received a decidedly hostile response by the American people
In 1932, the Hoover administration, in response to the Japanese invasion of Manchuria,
issued warnings to the Japanese government.
Following the outbreak of war in Europe in 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt
declared that the United States would remain neutral.
In 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt's decision to give fifty American destroyers to England
circumvented the cash-and-carry provision of the Neutrality Acts
In August 1945, the primary reason the United States dropped a second atomic bomb on Japan was because
the Japanese did not immediately surrender after the first bomb was dropped.
In April 1945, American and British forces halted their advance on Germany at the Elbe River
to wait for the Russian army to arrive.
In 1943, the country that pressed for an immediate Allied invasion of France against Germany was
the Soviet Union.
During World War II, the labor force of the United States
saw fifteen million people leave civilian labor for the armed forces.
In 1942, when the United States interned Japanese Americans in "relocation centers,"
there was no evidence that the Japanese Americans were a domestic security risk
The Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942
marked the first important victory by the United States against Japan.
During World War II, the National Defense Research Committee
was headed by a scientist who was a pioneer in the development of the computer.
Prior to ordering the use of an atomic bomb against Japan, President Harry Truman
issued an ultimatum to Japan to surrender or face utter devastation.