It brought into the war at the earliest moment the resources of America in raw and semifinished materials.
Consequently their incursions into the semifinished ordnance material supplies in the United States were necessary.
The output of factories was being seriously curtailed and limited by lack of raw materials and semifinished products.
A surplus of raw materials and semifinished products for transport to France and England could quickly be made available.
For every ton of raw materials and semifinished products America agreed to furnish to France, she furnished two tons.