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US: From Neutrality to WW2
American NeutralityAmericans become isolationists after WWI due toLosses suffered in WW1Americans Cling to IsolationismThe Nye Committeepoints outabuses by businesses in WW1Neutrality Actstry to keep U.S. outof future wars by outlawing armssales and loans to nations at warUS stays neutral as Fascist Rebelstake over SpainNeutrality Breaks Down1937 Japan launches new attack onChina; FDR sends aid to China toisolate aggressor nationsCh.11Sec. 2America Moves Toward War
Moving Cautiously Away from Neutrality1939, Congress passescash-and-carryto help theAllied Powers defeat Hitler and keep U.S. out of warThe Axis Threat1940, US promises toprovide Britain “all aidshort of war”Germany, Japan, Italy(Axis Powers)Plan to keep the U.S.out of war by forcingfight on two oceansWhathappened in1939 that leadthe US torepeal theneutrality act?
Building U.S. DefensesNazi victories in 1940 lead toincreased U.S. defense spendingSelective Training and Service ActRoosevelt Runs for a Third TermFDR breaks two-term tradition, runsfor reelectionRepublican opponent WendellWillkie has similar views on war

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