American involvement pre-WWII

  • Hemispheric Defense Zone

    Hemispheric Defense Zone
    The Hemispheric Defense Zone was created to defend the entire western hemisphere from attack by any of the opposing countries.
  • Neutrality Act of 1939- Cash and Carry

    Neutrality Act of 1939- Cash and Carry
    Cash and Carry is the amendment made to the Neutrality Act allowing other countries to buy weapons and war materials from the U.S. as long as they paid in cash and used their own ships to transport the goods.
  • Destroyers for Bases

    Destroyers for Bases
    On September 2, 1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt announced that he was shipping 50 destroyers from WWI to England in exchange for 99 year leases to seven British air and naval bases.
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    Lend-Lease Act was a program of the United States government during WWII which enabled the United States to provide the Allied nations with war material while the US was still officially a neutral country.
  • Atlantic Charter

    Atlantic Charter
    The Atlantic Charter was a joint proclamation by the United States and Britain declaring that they were fighting the axis powers to "ensure life, liberty, independance and religious freedom and to preserve the rights of man and justice."