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Bellwork January 24, 2014. List as many things that you can about Pearl Harbor. Preparation for War. America prepares for war prior to Pearl Harbor 1938- FDR requested that Congress strengthen the navy 1939- Neutrality Act- US can sell weapons to other countries on a “cash and carry” basis
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Bellwork January 24, 2014
  • List as many things that you can about Pearl Harbor.
  • Preparation for War
  • America prepares for war prior to Pearl Harbor
  • 1938- FDR requested that Congress strengthen the navy
  • 1939- Neutrality Act- US can sell weapons to other countries on a “cash and carry” basis
  • 1940- FDR signed the Selective Training and Service Act
  • American Involvement Grows
  • The US begins to become involved in the war prior to Pearl Harbor
  • March 1941 Lend-Lease Act- America could sell, lend or lease arms or other war supplies to any nation considered “vital to the defense of the United States”
  • Mid-1941- US ships began escorting convoys of British merchant ships
  • “shoot-on-sight”
  • August 1941 Atlantic Charter- FDR and Churchill
  • Disarmament- giving up military weapons
  • Japanese Threat
  • 1930 Japan seized much of China
  • 1940 After the fall of France, Japan seized the French colony of Indochina
  • Japan planned to conquer Dutch East Indies, British Malaya and the Philippines
  • All of this was to require which resources?
  • Rubber
  • Oil
  • Pearl Harbor
  • 7:55am, Sunday, December 7, 1941
  • Ships were anchored in a neat row
  • Airplanes were grouped together on the airfield
  • Worst defeat in US military history
  • United Americans
  • December 8, 1941 war is declared on Japan
  • December 11, 1941 German declared war on the US
  • Closure
  • Make sure you have your heading!
  • What was the overall purpose of the Atlantic Charter?
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