Ap us history Unit 8 Terms Chapter 34 Francisco Franco


Destroyers-for-bases deal



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Destroyers-for-bases deal – Britain was in dire need for destroyers, and on September 2, 1940, FDR boldly moved to transfer 50 old-model, four-funnel destroyers left over from WWI, and in return, the British promised to give the U.S. eight valuable defensive base sites stretching from Newfoundland to South America. These would stay in American ownership for 99 years. Obviously, this caused controversy, but FDR had begun to stop playing the silly old games of isolationism and was slowly starting to step out into the spotlight.


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