The Seventy-sixth Congress and World War II, 1939-1940
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This work examines legislative correspondence and published documents of the Seventy-sixth Congress to magnify the legistalive branch's role in determining American foreign policy in the years leading up to World War II. Working with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Congress enacted three controversial measures: neutrality revision, aid to Finland, and selective service.
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A portrait of Congress -- The maintaining of isolationism -- The shift to internationalism -- The origins of interventionism -- The campaign for preparedness -- The triumph of preparedness.