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Cadence Miller John Ratliff HY 104-600 19 Oct. 2020 Module 8 In the early 1930s America made its best efforts to remain neutral during the war under FDR. Roosevelt was pretty adamant about this position to the point that he made multiple efforts to keep us neutral and not involved. These efforts include the Neutrality acts as well as the Lend- Lease acts. The Neutrality Acts are laws to prevent the US involvement in future wars. These laws were based on the rude awakening when in WW1 the US was somewhat dragged into the war by their allies. This law was passed in multiple acts through the years. The 1935 act banned munitions exports to threatening countries and restricted American travel on said countries' ships, the 1936 act banned loans to those countries, and so on. The Lend-Lease act similarly stated that the US could “lend or lease” war supplies to any nation that the country considered “vital to the defense of the United States”. Under this the nation could offer military aid to foreign countries while still remaining neutral. FDR I believe really did not want to remain neutral at the time but

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