American Foreign Policy During the Interwar Period. in This Essay, One Should Address the Following:

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Analytical essay: Read A People and a Nation Ch. 26 and discuss American foreign policy during the Interwar Period. In this essay, one should address the following:
1. US relations with Europe and Latin American during the Interwar Period.
2. The causes of the Second World War and the American response to this war.
3. The reasons for US entry into the Second World War. Early on American foreign policy was shaped by President Wilson’s rejection of

internationalism following WWI. Also the continuing quest for economic expansion by American business. President Harding had dismissed America’s role in the League of Nations and refused the

Treaty of Versailles. Afterwards Presidents Harding and Coolidge who both didn’t have
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As Europe rushed into war the U.S. decided not

to aid Poland, Britain or France. Roosevelt wanted to help the nations who opposed Hitler but didn’t

want to go to war. He even declared the U.S. neutral when Germany invaded Poland. The Third

Neutrality Act of 1939 allowed any nation to buy weapons from the United States, but Roosevelt

knew that the British navy would deny the Germans access. Roosevelt was shaping Americas neutrality. Hitler withdraw from the League of Nations, stop paying reparations, and rearm. He then

marched back into the Rhineland in 1936. The Rome-Berlin Axis was formed in 1936, and Germany

and Japan joined in the Anti-Comintern Pact. Britain and France went for appeasement, letting Hitler

get away with supporting Franco in the Spanish Civil War (1936 – 1939), and take over parts of

Czechoslovakia (Munich Conference). Hitler then signed the Nazi-Soviet Pact in 1939, and started

looking at Poland, which Britain and France vowed to defend. So on September 1, 1939, when Hitler

launched an attack against Poland, WWII began. During the 1930s, we refused to open diplomatic

relations with the USSR. Than trade began to fall, and business leaders wanted access to new

markets, Roosevelt granted the USSR recognition. But relations then deteriorated,
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