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President Roosevelt Signing the Declaration of War Against Japan, 1941.
After the passage of the Lend-Lease Act, Roosevelt soon found himself signing the Declaration of War against Japan in 1941

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Senate Passed a Supplemental Lend-Lease Bill
October 23, 1941

In 1941, President Roosevelt was faced with a puzzle: How could the U.S. help Great Britain with its efforts in World War II without violating the United States' official position of neutrality? With the help of the Senate, he found a way. On October 23, 1941, the Senate passed the $5.98 billion supplement to the Lend-Lease bill, originally passed in March at Roosevelt's urging. What did this big-money bill do?
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