America Moves Toward War
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the state of not taking sides, especially in a war or dispute
policy adopted by the United States in 1939 to preserve neutrality while aiding the Allies. Britain and France could buy goods from the United States if they paid in full and transported them.
in World War II, the nations of Germany, Italy, and Japan, which had formed an alliance in 1936.
a national policy of avoiding involvement in world affairs
allowed sales or loans of war materials to any country whose defense the president deems vital to the defense of the U.S
June 1941, Hitler broke the agreement he had made in 1939 with Stalin not to go to war and invaded the Soviet Union. FDR supports Stalin by saying "the enemy of my enemy is my friend."
German Wolf Packs
German submarines that patrolled the North Atlantic waiting to sink supply ships
1941-Pledge signed by US president FDR and British prime minister Winston Churchill not to acquire new territory as a result of WWII amd to work for peace after the war
an alliance of nations joining together to fight a common enemy
Shoot on Sight
WW II, German submarines attacked US naval vessells
Japan's prime minister. ordered attack on pearl harbor
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.
America worried over China and Japan. Japan sunk American ship. July 1940 USA stopped exporting, 1941 cut off oil. Hitler encourage Japan to attack so USA not strong for Germany.
US battleship that was bombed at Pearl Harbor; Now a monument
The US protested Japanese aggression in the South pacific by putting a trade embargo on them (stopped selling them steel and oil)