Despite the heated domestic and international debate over American isolationism during WWII, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's perseverance in convincing Congress to pass the Lend-Lease Act was a diplomatic success that aided the Allied victory, strengthened future diplomatic relations, and paved the way for American aid and influence in the post-war world. 

A US tank boards a ship to be transported to the Allies.

Courtesy of the National Archives


Joseph Politi, Ella Forkin, Slade Forkin

The Point of No Return: The U.S., Allied Powers, and Lend-Lease

Group Website, Senior Category

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