July 29

Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party

July 29, 1921

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  • Lesson 3: U.S. Neutrality and the War in Europe, 1939–1940
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 3: U.S. Neutrality and the War in Europe, 1939–1940

    The outbreak of war in Europe in September 1939 posed a serious challenge to U.S. neutrality. On the one hand, Americans' sympathies lay overwhelmingly with Great Britain and its allies; on the other hand, public sentiment overwhelmingly favored staying out of the war. Through a study of contemporary documents, students learn about the difficult choices faced by the Roosevelt administration during the first fifteen months of World War II, culminating in the decision to provide direct military aid to Great Britain.