Sept 1. Hitler announces the declaration of war against the United States to the Reichstag. Dominated domestic and international policy until his death in To protect the shipments of these goods provided under the Lend-Lease Act, the United States Navy then began to escort Allied shipping convoys across the Atlantic.
Therefore in a surprising twist, the United States went from being attacked by the Japanese to attacking the Axis powers in Europe in only a matter of days. Most of them will eventually get in line if things should become worse. It also simplified matters for the American government, as John Kenneth Galbraith recalled: When Pearl Harbor happened, we [Roosevelt's advisors] were desperate.
Drawing on its experience from World War I, Congress passed a series of Neutrality Acts between andwhich were intended to prevent Americans becoming entangled with belligerents.
The glamorous public face and articulate voice of the isolationist movement belonged to the charismatic and courageous Charles Lindbergh. In a two-hour attack, Japanese warplanes sank or damaged 18 warships and destroyed aircraft.