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As the rest of the world was experiencing turmoil with the fight between the German ruler Hitler and the Italian ruler Mussolini, the United States was determined to maintain neutralin the brewing issues across the world. Throughout the 1930s, and after the Great Depression andWorld War I, the United States was busy concentrating on its own issues. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was determined to stick to American traditions and remain neutral. He appealed to Americans that the only way to fix their own country and for the safety to American citizens was to stay out of the other nation’s issues. Although many American people were big on nationalism, many figures argued why the United States should not stay neutral, thus entering American into the mayhem overseas. In Roosevelts Inaugural Address, he states the difficulties that the United States faced. Roosevelt states that “taxes have risen; our ability to pay has fallen; government of all kinds is