II. Measures for the maintenance of neutrality of the United States and expansion of the national defense

[For texts of proclamations concerning neutrality of the United States and national defense issued during the year 1941 prior to the entry of the United States into war, see the following citations:

(1)
Proclamation of a State of War Between Germany and Italy, on the One Hand, and Yugoslavia, on the Other Hand, April 10, 1941; 55 Stat. 1627.
(2)
Modification of a Combat Area, April 10; 55 Stat. 1628.
(3)
Proclamation of a State of War Between Hungary and Yugoslavia, April 15; 55 Stat. 1631.
(4)
Proclamation of a State of War Between Bulgaria, on the One Hand, and Yugoslavia and Greece, on the Other Hand, April 24; 55 Stat. 1636.
(5)
Proclaiming That an Unlimited National Emergency Confronts This Country, Which Requires That Its Military, Naval, Air and Civilian Defenses Be Put on the Basis of Readiness to Repel Any and All Acts or Threats of Aggression Directed Toward Any Part of the Western Hemisphere, May 27; 55 Stat. 1647.
(6)
Authorizing a Proclaimed List of Certain Blocked Nationals and Controlling Certain Exports, July 17; 55 Stat. 1657.
(7)
Control of Persons Entering and Leaving the United States, November 14; 55 Stat. 1696.

For texts of executive orders “freezing” foreign assets issued during the year 1941 prior to the entry of the United States into war, see the following citations:

(1)
Executive Order No. 8701, March 4, 1941, with respect to Bulgaria, 6 Federal Register 1285.
(2)
Executive Order No. 8711, March 13, with respect to Hungary, 6 Federal Register 1443.
(3)
Executive Order No. 8721, March 24, with respect to Yugoslavia, 6 Federal Register 1622.
(4)
Executive Order No. 8746, April 28, with respect to Greece, 6 Federal Register 2187.
(5)
Executive Order No. 8785, June 14, with respect to Germany and Italy, and all invaded or occupied European countries whose assets were not previously frozen, including Albania, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Danzig, and Poland, 6 Federal Register 2897.
(6)
Executive Order No. 8832, July 25, with respect to Japan and China, 6 Federal Register 3715.

For texts of executive orders concerning United States national defense issued during the year 1941 prior to the entry of the United States into war, see the following citations:

(1)
Executive Order No. 8640, January 15, 1941, Additional Regulations Governing the Exportation of Articles and Materials Described in Certain Proclamations of the President, 6 Federal Register 455.
(2)
Executive Order No. 8677, February 11, Control of Vessels in Territorial Waters of the United States and the Canal Zone, 6 Federal Register 935.
(3)
Executive Order No. 8766, June 3, Documents Required of Aliens Entering the United States, 6 Federal Register 2741.
(4)
Executive Order No. 8771, June 6, Acquisition of Idle Foreign Merchant Vessels, 6 Federal Register 2759.
(5)
Executive Order No. 8839, July 30, Establishing the Economic Defense Board, 6 Federal Register 3823.
(6)
Executive Order No. 8840, July 30, Establishing the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs in the Executive Office of [Page 381]the President and Defining its Functions and Duties, 6 Federal Register 3857.
(7)
Executive Order No. 8850, August 16, Foreign Merchant Marine Training Ships, 6 Federal Register 4179.
(8)
Executive Order No. 8871, August 26, Warrants of Precedence for Vessels Carrying Strategic and Critical Materials, 6 Federal Register 4469.
(9)
Executive Order No. 8881, September 2, Acquisition of Idle Foreign Merchant Vessels, 6 Federal Register 4551.
(10)
Executive Order No. 8900, September 15, Placement of Office of the Administrator of Export Control under the Economic Defense Board, 6 Federal Register 4795.
(11)
Executive Order No. 8926, October 28, Establishing the Office of Lend-Lease Administration, 6 Federal Register 5519].