War Powers Act.
Autoworker strike is successful in its efforts to unionize Ford.
Prime Minister Churchill and President Roosevelt issue the Atlantic Charter.
Lend-Lease Act allows transfer of U.S. war materials to Britain and China.
After civil rights leaders threaten a march on Washington, D.C., President Roosevelt signs an executive order establishing the Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC).
Germany invades Russia (June 22).Japanese attack U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; U.S. declares war on Japan one day later, entering World War II (December 7).