Franklin Roosevelt's Foreign Policy From 1937-1941

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As World War II was beginning and conflict in Europe was rising, the American government was scared for the loss of democracy and the effects of the already weak economy on the American safety. However, America maintained the policy of isolationism as a defense to calm these concerns. As war became more pressing, America felt the pressure to take an official stance. Franklin Roosevelt’s foreign policy from 1937-1941 was impacted by all this in a way that resulted in the US joining and taking an extremely active role in World War II. The US was still suffering from the Great Depression at this time and was heavily depending on weapons and resource trade with Great Britain. Document C, the Effect of World War II on Industry shows that by the
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