AWAKENING OF THE UNITED STATES
All throughout the war people haven't heard from U.S. In fact, what U.S. actually did during the war was a big question. Did U.S. just allow a global conflict to happen without helping to settle the disputes? Even before the war began, U.S. had enacted laws designed to prevent American involvement in the war. The U.S. had severely impaired its ability to act against aggression by passing a neutrality law that prohibited material assistance to all parties in foreign conflicts. Although U.S. did not formally join the war up until the Pearl Harbor bombing, U.S. was involved in different ways.
Although the U.S. refrained from intervention, U.S. played a big role during World War II. For example, U.S. President, Franklin Roosevelt, was convinced that Germany's invasion and expansion put American security in danger. He strongly believed that France and Great Britain could not stop Hitler's plan and attack without the help of U.S.
Because of this, United States aided the British by giving 50 old American naval destroyers in return for the right to maintain American bases in Newfoundland, Bermuda, and the British West Indies. Roosevelt also set a program called cash-and-carry policy in which Great Britain could borrow money for their supplies. Because of this policy, the British enabled to import U.S. food and armaments. They paid cash and transported the goods in their own ships. This allowed the United States to supply the British without risking the loss of American neutrality. U.S. tried to help other countries for the benefit of U.S. society. The U.S. abandoned strict neutrality in the European war and approached a confrontation with Japan in Asia and the Pacific Ocean.
In March 1941 the U.S. Congress passed the Lend-Lease Act and appropriated an initial $7 billion to lend...