AMERICAN IMPERIALISM(1890 1919)
THE UNITED STATES IN WORLD WAR I[SOURCES]
(A) Western Europe recovered from the damage caused by World War I
(B) the Soviet Union formed the Warsaw Pact
(C) Japan declared war against the United States
(D) ** the United States provided critical aid to Great Britain and the Soviet Union
Concept note-1: -The Lend-Lease Act, approved by Congress in March 1941, had given President Roosevelt virtually unlimited authority to direct material aid such as ammunition, tanks, airplanes, trucks, and food to the war effort in Europe without violating the nation’s official position of neutrality.
Concept note-2: -What was an immediate effect of the Lend-Lease Act? The United States provided critical aid to Great Britain and the Soviet Union. Why did Japan attack the United States? The United States was interfering with Japan’s plan to expand its empire.
Concept note-3: -Totaling $11.3 billion, or $180 billion in today’s currency, the Lend-Lease Act of the United States supplied needed goods to the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1945 in support of what Stalin described to Roosevelt as the “enormous and difficult fight against the common enemy-bloodthirsty Hitlerism.”
Concept note-4: -On January 10, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt introduces the lend-lease program to Congress. The plan was intended to help Britain beat back Hitler’s advance while keeping America only indirectly involved in World War II.