the Impact of WW2 on American economic recovery

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In 1939, war started in Europe and what did the majority of Americans want?
They wanted to stay neutral and stay out of it,
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Afer Roosevelt decided this wasn't an option, what did he do?
He increased spending on defence,
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What did the Congress allow to other countries?
They allowed other countries to purchase goods, including weapons on a 'carry and cash' basis.
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By 1940, most of Western Europe had been conquered by Europe. What agreement was made in 1940 (NOT 1941) (there is no name but what did they trade?)
America gave Britain 50 destroyers and in return, Britain let America use some of its bases in North and Central America for its protection,
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In 1941, what programme was agreeded with who and what did it allow?
the Lend-Lease Programme between Britain and America. It allowed britain to be supplied with war materials without paying outright,
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In 1941, who bombed where in the Hawaiian islands and what declerations of war did this lead to?
Japan bombed Pearl Harbour in the Pacific Oceans so the USA declared war on Japan and Hiter supported Japan so declared war on America so American declared war on Germany
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Between 1939 and 1945, how did the economy change and why? What was the employmetn like?
It increased and recovered as war materials were beign ordered. Unemployment was still high,
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What percentage did American machine tool production increase by?
700%
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By 1942, why had unemployment decreased?
As there were 1,600,000 men in the armed services and by 1945 there were 12 million and women began to join the labour force,
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The amount of all goods and services created in the nation did what between 1938 and 1944?
It doubled,
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By 1945, what was the production of iron and steel like compared to the world?
They produced annually more iron and steel than the world made in 1939,
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By 1940, most of Western Europe had been conquered by Europe. What agreement was made in 1940 (NOT 1941) (there is no name but what did they trade?)

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