LukeUpton-Module8.docx - Luke Upton Dr Ratliff HY 104-600 21 October 2019 Module 8 Assignment During the early 1930s America was neutral on foreign

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Luke UptonDr. RatliffHY 104-60021 October 2019Module 8 AssignmentDuring the early 1930s, America was neutral on foreign policy. However, in the late 1930s and into the 1940s, President Roosevelt was guided into a more active foreign policy. On August 31, 1935, President Roosevelt signed the Joint Resolution of Congress (Neutrality Act) inorder to maintain peace and not get involved in the war in Europe. According to the Neutrality Act, the president may, from time to time, “extend such embargo upon the export of arms, ammunition, or implements of war to other states as and when they may become involved in such war.” This means that Roosevelt may stop trade with other countries if those countries become involved in a war. Section 1 of the Neutrality Act also states that anyone who exports ammunition, arms, or other implements of war will serve not more than 5 years in prison and fined no more than $10,000. However, in Section 2, the act states that for someone to export these military devices, they must obtain a license. The rest of the

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