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How the axis saved the allies


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How the axis saved the allies

  1. 1. Hitler’s Other Biggest Blunder?  Invading Britain was a costly error for the Axis. It united the British in a way that Hitler didn’t imagine.  It also cost him a lot of soldiers and planes he couldn’t replace.  Hitler then made a bigger mistake and invaded the U.S.S.R. and broke his alliance with them.  The Germans failed to take Leningrad and Moscow, losing half a million soldiers for nothing.
  2. 2. Neutrality No More!!!  Despite passing the Neutrality Acts which said America would neither loan money or sell weapons to countries at war, Roosevelt quickly realized America had to be involved in the war in some way to save the Allies and defeat the Axis!
  3. 3. Cash and Carry In 1939, Congress amended its isolationist policy of neutrality to allow(ed) the US to sell weapons to the Allies that were paid for with cash and transported (cash and carry policy) on their own ships, once again seeking a solution different from that which drew the US into WWI. (How is this different?) Many grocery stores used to deliver!
  4. 4. The Lend-Lease Act  Requiring the Allies to come pay for stuff and take it away was apparently too much work.  So Congress passed the Lend-Lease Act which said that the president could loan stuff (weapons and vehicles) to the Allies as he wanted.
  5. 5. Japanese Aggression Gone Bad  Japan invaded French Indochina (Vietnam)causing America to put an oil embargo (blocking a country from getting something) on the Japanese.
  6. 6. Pearl Harbor Wakes a Sleeping Giant  The Japanese attacked the American fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (not yet a state) on December 7, 1941. The next day America declared war on Japan.
  7. 7. The Question?