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HY 104 – American Civilization since 1865 Module Eight Assignment Name: Assignment (100 points) Refer to the Module Eight page in Blackboard for full instructions on this assignment and instructions on the discussion assignment. In the early 1930’s, Americans were hesitant and unwilling to join another war, especially while still facing the effects of the first World War and the Great Depression. When Franklin Roosevelt took the office, he strongly promoted an isolationist and anti-war position that many Americans supported. However, as the war continued to rage in the European nations, it made increasingly more difficult to remain neutral. Even though the war had not yet reached America, an attack that threatened the peace of America was imminent. Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932. In his inaugural address on March 4, 1933, Roosevelt stated, “I favor as a practical policy the putting of first things first. I shall spare no effort to restore world trade by international economic readjustment, but the emergency at home cannot wait on that accomplishment.” This meant that while Roosevelt was concerned with international affairs, they were not to be his priority until internal affairs had been settled.

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