foreign policy US 1930's

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  • Why America pursued a policy of neutrality in 30's.
    • Long term.
      • 'never again' attitude after WWI.
      • US soldiers died with little to gain for America.
      • Monroe Doctrine, people returned to traditional foreign policy and ideologies.
      • NYE Report, 'merchants of death'
        • Any justifiable reasons to go to war?
    • Short term.
      • Great Depression.
        • Less capable of joining the war, less money.
        • Focusing on domestic problems.
      • New Deal gave the president 'too much power'. Congress wanted to limit it. Hence neutrality acts.


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