History 1302 lecture March 22

History 1302 lecture March 22 - History 1302 lecture March...

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History 1302 lecture March 22, 2010 Social programs created during the Great Depression: WPA work progress association FDIC insured deposits American’s stance on isolationism did not change throughout these hard economic times “Good neighbor policy” – many thought that America would be better off if they just stayed out of conflict with other nations Many believed that the U.S.’s neutral stance would help with economic recovery. They thought that they could get a larger consumer base if they weren’t in conflict with anyone Allied powers thought they could wait out Germany 70% of Americans believed that it was a mistake to get involved in WWII Americans don’t support withdrawing from the sales of weapons, but they don’t care about what is done with the weapons that they are selling The stance is not so much on neutrality, but more about financial success Prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor the Japanese purchased the majority of its oil from America The Lend-Lease program allowed FDR to lend money to nations at war. Allows the U.S. to help China, who has been fighting off Japanese encroachment
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2010 for the course HIST 1302W taught by Professor Mathieu during the Spring '10 term at Minnesota.

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