Lend-Lease Act


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Lend-Lease Act

provision of American materiel to beleaguered Allies in WWII. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 480]
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The Lend-Lease Act was America's way of helping Britain out.
Roosevelt asked Congress to pass what would be called the Lend-Lease Act. That law would allow the President to lend or lease [rent] guns, tanks, planes, and ships to any nation that the President thought needed help.
Britons had their first taste of Spam, chopped pork and ham, in March 1941 when the US Congress passed the Lend-Lease Act, allowing it to be exported to the Allied Forces during the Second World War.
Each step taken by the Roosevelt administration brought the United States closer to war: repeal of the arms embargo in 1939, the destroyers-for-bases deal in 1940, and a host of moves in 1941, including the Lend-Lease Act, the occupation of Greenland and Iceland, the presidential order to shoot German submarines "on sight," the arming of merchant vessels, and the removal of the ban of entry into Allied ports.