Darkest Hour: Churchill's Plea for Aid
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Winston Churchill desperately presses Franklin D. Roosevelt for assistance and aid as England struggles against Nazi Germany in Europe. He asks Roosevelt to borrow navy ships, and Roosevelt is unable to provide support due to the United States' policy of neutrality.

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  1. Why is Roosevelt unable to freely help Churchill?
  2. Why is Churchill on Roosevelt's mind "day and night"?
  3. What does Roosevelt offer?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze major issues such as isolationism and neutrality raised by U.S. involvement in World War I, ...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands the domestic and international impact of U.S. participation in World War II....
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify reasons for U.S. involvement in World War II, including Italian, German, and Japanese dicta...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    evaluate the domestic and international leadership of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman during ...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands the causes and impact of World War II. The student is expected to:
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the roles of various world leaders, including Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, Hideki Tojo, J...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the major causes and events of World War II, including the German invasions of Poland and th...

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