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Neutrality Act 1935
Prohibition of U.S. from selling any arms or munitions to countries that are at war
Neutrality Act 1936
Passed in February ,it renewes the provisions of the 1935 act for another 14 months. It also forbids all loans or credits to belligerents.
Neutrality Act 1937
Congress passed a joint resolution outlawing the arms trade with Spain in January Passed in May, included the provisions of the earlier acts, this time without expiration date, and extended them to cover civil wars as well. U.S. ships are prohibited from transporting any passengers or articles to belligerents, and U.S. citizens are forbidden from traveling on ships of belligerent nations.
50 U.S Destroyers will go Britain for Exchange
The U.S. sent the British Navy destroyer ships in exchange for the use of certain British military bases with free rent!
Lend Lease Act
Congress passed the Lend-Lease Act. The legislation gave President Franklin D. Roosevelt the powers to sell, transfer, exchange, lend equipment to any country to help it defend itself against the Axis powers. A sum of $50 billion was appropriated by Congress for Lend-Lease.
FDR signs Atlantic Charter Pledge
FDR and British prime minister , Winston Churchill not to acquire new territory as a result of WW2 and to work for peace instead