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Meanwhile, in the USA. US Isolationism. Americans wanted to stay out of Europe’s wars. FDR wanted to help Britain anyway. U. S. Lend-Lease Act, 1941.

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us isolationism
US Isolationism

Americans wanted to stay out of Europe’s wars.

FDR wanted to help Britain anyway

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U. S. Lend-Lease Act,1941

Great Britain.........................$31 billionSoviet Union..........................$11 billionFrance..................................$3 billionChina..................................$1.5 billionOther European......................$500 millionSouth America.......................$400 millionThe amount totaled: $48,601,365,000

lend lease act
Lend Lease Act

FDR sent war materials to foreign countries.

economic gains
ECONOMIC GAINS
  • Unemployment fell to only 1.2% by 1944 and wages rose 35%
  • Farmers too benefited as production doubled and income tripled
allied powers
Allied Powers

The Allies were the USA, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union (USSR). These are called the “big three.”

internment of japanese americans
Internment of Japanese Americans

USA was afraid if Japan were to attack the Pacific coast

The Government ordered them to move to camps.

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TUSKEGEE AIRMEN

  • Among the brave men who fought in Italy were pilots of the all-black 99th squadron – the Tuskegee Airmen
  • The pilots made numerous effective strikes against Germany.
women join the fight
WOMEN JOIN THE FIGHT
  • Under Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) program women worked in non-combat roles such as nurses, ambulance drivers, radio operators, and pilots
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ATOMIC BOMB DEVELOPED

  • Japan had a huge army that would defend every inch of the Japanese mainland
  • So Truman decided to use a powerful new weapon developed by scientists working on the Manhattan Project – the Atomic Bomb
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The Manhattan Project:Los Alamos, NM 1942

I am become death, the shatterer of worlds!

Major GeneralLesley R. Groves

Dr. Robert Oppenheimer

fdr dies truman president
FDR DIES; TRUMAN PRESIDENT
  • President Roosevelt did not live to see V-E Day
  • On April 12, 1945, he suffered a stroke and died– his VP Harry S Truman became the nation’s 33rd president
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