World War II
FDR and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill at the Argentia Conference, 1941
For reading today, begin with a World War II timeline. For documents, we begin with FDR's Arsenal for Democracy address, a speech he delivered in 1940 in which he argued that the US had a moral justification for assisting the British and other nations fighting the Nazis. The second document is the statement of the US war aims during WWII--the Atlantic Charter of 1941.
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