11-2 - 25\/25 Guided Reading Activity Lesson 2 From Neutrality to War I American Neutrality A Many Americans did not want to become involved in

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25/25 Guided Reading Activity Lesson 2 From Neutrality to War I. American Neutrality A. Many Americans did not want to become involved in international conflicts and were called Isolationist . Congress passed the Neutrality Act of 1935 reflecting the idea that Arms sales brought the United States into World War I. B. A second neutrality act continued the ban on selling arms to warring nations, and required non-military supplies to be bought on a Cash and carry basis. C. President Roosevelt believed in Internationalism , the idea that trade between nations creates Prosperity and prevents War II. Neutrality Tested A. Although Roosevelt wanted the United States to remain Neutral , he sent the British old Destroyers in exchange for the right to Build American Bases in British territories. B. By 1940, most Americans believed in giving limited aid to the Allies. C. However, some groups, such as the American First Committee , opposed any intervention to help the Allies.

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