During the 1920s the United States
unofficially worked with the League of Nations
The agreements at the Washington Naval Conference were
ineffective because they were unenforceable
The "good neighbor policy" involved
FDR and Latin America.
The Nye Committee investigations seemed to prove that
the United States entered World War I to permit the munitions manufacturers to make greater profits.
In 1938, the Ludlow Amendment
required a referendum on a declaration of war.
Roosevelt decided Hitler had to be stopped after
the Battle of Britain in 1940.
The Neutrality Act of 1939
kept U.S. ships from war zones but approved cash-and-carry trade even for arms.
In the summer of 1940
the United States and Britain swapped destroyers for naval and air bases Congress appropriated $4 billion for a two-ocean navy. the first peacetime draft became law.
Lend-Lease was part of the United States' policy aimed at
becoming the arsenal of democracy
From isolation to global war