Nov 2 Notes - The High Tide of Isolationism Senate...

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The High Tide of Isolationism Senate Munitions Committee, 1934-36 Neutrality Acts, 1935-37 Reluctantly signed by FDR Made it illegal to: Sell or trade arms to belligerent countries Extend loans to warring countries Travel on belligerent ships Also ‘cash and carry’ provision Trouble in Europe, 1935-1937 Italy invasion of Ethiopia, 1936 German Rearmament and reoccupation of the Rhineland Spanish Civil War (proxy war between fascists and communist) Trouble in Asia, 1937 Sino-Japanese War: Japan invades China FDR response: -‘Quarantine Speech,” 1937 (In Chicago. People are outraged at FDR that he’s trying to deal with foreign problems) Americans ‘ Response: 94% believe foreign policy should be dedicated to keeping US out of war High tide of isolationist public opinion Toward War in Europe, 1938-39 Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia Germany and Soviet Union sign Non-Aggression Pact Germany invades Poland France and Britain declare War on Germany, Sept. 1, 1939
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course HIST 104A taught by Professor Hanson during the Fall '08 term at Binghamton University.

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