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London economic conference
International economic conference on stabilizing currency that was sabotaged by FDR
Good neighbor policy
FDR's repudiation og theodore Roosevelt's Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, stating his intention to work cooperatlively with Latin American nations
A series of laws enacted by confress in the mid-1930's that attempted to prevent any American involvement in future oversea wars
Spanish Civil War
Conflict between the rebel Fascist forces of General Francisco Franco and the Loyalist government that severly tested U.S. neutrality legistlation
Roosevelt's 1937 speech that proposed strong U.S. measures agaainst overseas aggressors
European diplomatic conference in 1938 where Britain and France conceded to Hitler's demands for Czechoslovakia
Committee to Defend America
leading U.S. group advocating American support for Britain in the fight against Hitler
Leading isolationist group advocating that America focus on continental defense and non-involvment with the European war
Controvesial 1941 law that made America the "arsenal of democracy" by providing supposedly temporary military material assistance to Britain
Communist nation invaded by Hitler in June 1941 that was also aided by America lend-lease
U.S.-British agreement of August 1941 to promote democracy and establish a new international organization for peace
U.S. destroyer sunk by German submarines off the coast of Iceland in October 1941, with the loss of over a hundred men
FDR's secretary of state, who promoted reciprocal trade agreements, especially with Latin America
Fanatical Fascist leader of Germany whose aggressions forced the U.S. to abandon its neutrality
The lesser partner of the Rome-Berlin Axis who invaded Ethipoia and joined the war against France and Britain
Instigator of 1934 Senate hearings that castigated WWI munitions manufacacturers as "merchants of death"
Charles A. Lindbergh
Leader of "america first" organization and chief spokesman for U.S. isolationism
Russian dictator who first helped Hitler destroy Poland before becoming a nictim of Nazi aggression in 1941
a federal agency that coordinated U.S. industry and successfully mobilized the economy to producce vast quantities of military supplies
Rosie the Riveter
Symbolic personification of femal laborers who took factory jobs in order to sustain U.S. production during WWII
The federal agency What was the federal agency established to guarantee opportunities for African American employment in World War II industries
Battle of Midway
Crucial naval battle of june 1942 in which us admiral chester nimitz blocked the japanese attempt to conquer a strategic island near hawaii
Controversial U.S.-British demand on Germany and Japan that substituted for a "second front"
Site of 1943 conference in North Africa, at which the Big Two planned the invasion of Italy and further steps in the Pacific War
Iranian capital where Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin met to plan D-Day in coordination with Russian stategy against Hitler in the East
The Battle of Bulge
The December 1944 German offensive that marked hitler's last chance to stop the allied advance
A. Phillip Randolph
Head of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters whose threatened march on Washington opened job opportunities for blacks during WWII
Commander of the U.S. Army in the Pacific during WWII, who fulfilled his promise to return to the Philipines
Chester W. Nimitz
Commander of the U.S. naval forces in the Pacific and brillian strategist of the "island hopping campaign"
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Commander of the allied mititary assault against Hitler in North Africa and France
Tough head of the United Mine Workers, whose work stoppages precipitated anit-strike laws
The Allied leader who constantly pressured the U,S and Britain to open a "second front" against Hitler
Republican presidential nominee in 1944 who failed in his effort to deny FDR a fourth term
Harry S. Truman
Inconspicuous former senator from Missour who was suddenly catapulted to national and world leadership on April 12, 1945
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