<ul><li>Who created this political cartoon? </li></ul><ul><li>What is it about? Explain its significance in a paragraph.  ...
The US Joins WWII
Isolationism <ul><li>In the 1920s & 1930s, the US avoided economic and political entanglements with other countries </li><...
FDR (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) <ul><li>1937, FDR gave a speech for quarantine.  Peace-loving nations must quarantine, or ...
Congress boosts defense spending <ul><li>By 1940, congress approves of a peacetime draft </li></ul><ul><li>Roosevelt is re...
Lend-Lease Plan <ul><li>By 1941, Great Britain and Soviet Russia (USSR) had run out of cash, but still needed supplies. </...
Pearl Harbor <ul><li>Dec. 7, 1941  </li></ul><ul><li>A secret attack by the Japanese military on the US pacific fleet in H...
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US Enters The War (WWII)

  1. 1. <ul><li>Who created this political cartoon? </li></ul><ul><li>What is it about? Explain its significance in a paragraph. What was going on in the US up to the point of WWII? </li></ul>
  2. 2. The US Joins WWII
  3. 3. Isolationism <ul><li>In the 1920s & 1930s, the US avoided economic and political entanglements with other countries </li></ul><ul><li>The Neutrality Acts of 1935-1936, outlawed arms sales or loans to nations at war (two or more nations fighting) and nations in civil wars (fighting within one country) </li></ul>
  4. 4. FDR (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) <ul><li>1937, FDR gave a speech for quarantine. Peace-loving nations must quarantine, or isolate, from aggressors. Nations need to stop the spread of war. This speech lead to a backlash against the American population. </li></ul><ul><li>American clung to isolationism </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cash & Carry” clause. In 1939, nations were allowed to buy US arms if they paid in cash and carried good home on their own ships </li></ul>
  5. 5. Congress boosts defense spending <ul><li>By 1940, congress approves of a peacetime draft </li></ul><ul><li>Roosevelt is re-elected for the 3 rd presidential term. </li></ul><ul><li>FDR continued to push for isolationism/what the people wanted and continued to stay isolated </li></ul>
  6. 6. Lend-Lease Plan <ul><li>By 1941, Great Britain and Soviet Russia (USSR) had run out of cash, but still needed supplies. </li></ul><ul><li>The Lend-Lease Plan was established as way to lend military aid from the US with the agreement they would be reimbursed after the war </li></ul><ul><li>Even before the US entered the war, Americans and the English agreed on the correct principles for fighting against the Germans in the Atlantic Charter </li></ul>
  7. 7. Pearl Harbor <ul><li>Dec. 7, 1941 </li></ul><ul><li>A secret attack by the Japanese military on the US pacific fleet in Hawaii </li></ul><ul><li>Over 2,000 servicemen were killed </li></ul><ul><li>By Dec. 8 th President Roosevelt declared war and the US entered WWII on the Allied Powers side </li></ul><ul><li>Allied Powers: Great Britain, France, Russia, and US </li></ul><ul><li>Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, and Japan </li></ul>

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