Who Was the US President During World War II?
The United States was officially neutral during World War II.
During the war, President Franklin D. Roosevelt had been elected twice and was campaigning for his unprecedented third term in the White House.
However, he used public speeches, fireside chats, and radio broadcasts to encourage the country to join the struggle against Hitler.
The Lend-Lease Act was signed into law in March 1941 and gave the President discretion over repayment terms.
This act helped keep supplies flowing to the allies in need and avoided formal involvement of the United States as a belligerent.
Roosevelt also used the Lend-Lease Act to protect the Soviet Union in case Germany attacked them.
When Roosevelt died in April 1945 from cerebral hemorrhage, Vice-President Harry S. Truman became President.
It was Truman who ordered droppings of Atomic bombs on August 6, 1945.
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