President FDR And The Great Depression

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The major event that took place during the late 1920s was World War II, which followed the Great Depression that ended in 1939. Although President FDR’s idea of the New Deal Programs helped Americans to recover from the Depression somewhat, World War II ended it completely by terminating unemployment. In addition, as the economic crisis cleared up, Americans began to concern more about the oncoming war. Conflicts arose between isolationists and people who supported intervention in the global conflict as war progressed. Factors, such as the desire to help allies, to end the war, and to continue trade eventually led major changes in US foreign policy during this time period.
After the Great Depression, there was an increasing trend of isolationism before the start of World War II in the 1930s. Many Americans,
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Trading played a big role in impacting US foreign policy within the other nations. In addition, President FDR wanted to boost the US economy to increase arm manufacturing and preparation for the war.(Doc E) As mentioned in the previous paragraph, another reason for granting recognition of the Soviet Union was to increase US trade and boosting the economy. In addition, President Roosevelt persuaded congress to pass the Tydings-Mcduffie Act. It cost money to support the Philippines, and as a result, this act allowed the Philippines to become independent and it provided the money that was needed to prepare for war. Finally, President Roosevelt passed and extended the Good Neighbor Policy to the Western Hemisphere. The goal of the Good Neighbor policy was to increase trade and strengthen US influence in Latin America. With this policy, President FDR stopped intervening in other nation’s affair. An example would be the Platt Amendment, which allowed Cuba to become independent. However, the neighbor policy also strengthened support for American foreign policy within Latin

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