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Approaching War


The Lend-Lease Act allowed the U.S. to help the Allied Powers
before the Pearl Harbor attack
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Question 1314135

Following Germany's invasion of Poland in September 1939 but before the U.S. entered the war in December 1941, the U.S. took a number of steps. Which of the following was not one of them?

(A) allowed Allied nations to purchase war materiel on a cash-and-carry basis
(B) with Great Britain, signed the Atlantic Charter establishing ideals for the post-war world
(C) established the first peacetime draft in 1940
(D) set up submarine nets along the eastern seaboard to protect against German U-boats
(E) traded old destroyers to the British in exchange for the right to build military bases on British territory

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