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Unformatted text preview: FDR's early foreign policy decisions were based largely on what he believed to be in America's best interests. The United States and sixty-five other nations, in the wake of the worldwide Depression, sent delegates to the London Economic Conference in the summer of 1933. Roosevelt had seemed committed to the goals of the conferenceto stabilize national currencies on a worldwide front. But Roosevelt had not openly agreed to any of the avowed goals of the conference. When it came to deciding between the gold juggling policies of the first months of the New Deal that seemed to be beneficial for the country or a policy that would have ambiguous short-term effects at home, he chose against worldwide gain and for America alone. His actions angered the rest of the delegates, who called a recess in the conferencea recess that eventually became an...
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- Fall '07