The United States

By: Jordan Heinrichs

What Caused the United States to Enter World War II

Lend-Lease Act

* Britain could recieve weapons if they promise to return or pay for them


* Next 4 years $50 Billion

Neutrality Act of 1939

* "Cash-and-Carry" basis


* 50 old destroyers to Britain

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Hemispheric Defense Zone

* Western half of Atlantic Neutral


* Patrolled area to inform the British


* German Submarines fire

- Killing 115 sailors


* "shoot-on-sight"

Roosevelt's Thoughts

* Avoid war!


* Didn't want to have to fight on 2 fronts

(Atlantic and Pacific)


* Build up Navy and Air Force


* "Four Freedoms"

Selective Service

* September 16, 1940

Biggest Cause

* Attack on Pearl Harbor


* Enter the war in 1941

Important U.S. Leaders in World War II

Franklin D. Roosevelt

* President at start of war


* Helped Allies in every way but fighting


* Churchill, Stalin, and China's Chang Kai-shek


* United Nations

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Harry S. Truman

* Vice President to

President


* Atomic Bombs over Japan

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

* General in World War II


* Allie Supreme Commander


* Battle of the Bulge


* Impressive Ideas


* Later President

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George S. Patton

* Controversial General


* Education


* Commander


* Died


Known for:

Great Leadership

Expecting Results


Two Quotes:


"A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood"

"If a man does his best, what else is there?"

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General Mark Clark

* Youngest to be awarded General


* Operation Torch


* Education


* Invasion of French North Africa

- Plan


* Agreement was to not fight against Allied forces


* Invasion of Italy

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Douglas MacArthur

* Senior Military Commander


* Protecting Philippine Islands


* Withdraw from the Philippines

"I shall return"


* Education


* "island-hopping"


* Helped rebuild badly damaged Japan

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