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Covering letter and review of US political events during 1939

Citation: Kerr, Philip Henry and Bramwell, C. l. (1940) Covering letter and review of US political events during 1939. No Publisher. (Unpublished)

Covering letter and review of US political events during 1939. Congress passed little legislation and was concerned that the President exploit the international conflict for domestic political purposes, including a third term in office. The inability of the President to pass legislation relating to arms sales to belligerents and having to shelve labour-related legislation indicated his loss of Congress. Presidential appointments to New Deal positions were secured and futrure legislation on expanding military spending likely to pass. The war in Europe was discussed as well as the minimal impact the President could play in halting it. It also discusses the British decaration of war and its seriousness to thwarting Gernam ambitions along with the trip of the King and Queen to the US, details of US engagement with Latin America and the reticence to abandon China to teh Japanese in the Far East.

Additional Information: Creators: Philip Henry Kerr (UK Embassy Official to the US); C. l. Bramwell (UK Ambassador to US); Recipients: Edward Frederick Lindley Wood (UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs); Writing format: Print;
Creators: Kerr, Philip Henry and Bramwell, C. l. and
Subjects: Politics
History
Keywords: Despatch, United of States of America, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, China, Mexico, Haiti, Central America, South America,
Divisions: Institute of Latin American Studies
Collections: Atlantic Archive: UK-US Relations in an Age of Global War 1939-1945
Dates:
  • 3 September 1940 (completed)
References: TNA Reference: FO 115/ 3422 - Annual Reports; Project Record ID: A00001544;

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