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Drill: Cartoon 1941 What do the two beds represent? How do you know?What do the two beds represent? How do you know? Read the words in the cartoon, what happened in Europe in the late 1930s and early 1940s?Read the words in the cartoon, what happened in Europe in the late 1930s and early 1940s? Why does the US feel safe?Why does the US feel safe?
United States Neutrality How did World War I influence US foreign policy in the 1930s? Was the US really neutral before Pearl Harbor?
Why was the US isolationist? Ocean kept the US SafeOcean kept the US Safe Focused on solving the DepressionFocused on solving the Depression Some Americans liked HitlerSome Americans liked Hitler World War IWorld War I –Allies never paid debt –Americans died for nothing
World Events Influence US Policy 1937: Neutrality Act of 1937- President can trade with warring nations- warring nations paid in cash and carried the goods on their own ship (US could give aid to France, GB, and China) 1936: Germany remilitarizes 1937: Japan invades China 1938: German anschluss w/ Austria and Germany takes the Sudetenland
World Events Influence US Policy 1939: Neutrality Act of 1939 (Nov. 1939) renewed cash-carry policy 1940: Sept: Selective Service and Training Act: 1 st Peace time draft 1939: Sept. Germany invades Poland (WWII starts) 1940 *April: Germany takes Denmark and Norwy *May: Germany takes Belgium Luxembourg, and Holland *June: Germany takes France *July to Oct: Battle of Britain
World Events Influence US Policy 1941: Lend Lease Act US could "sell,…, lease, lend,…to any such government [whose defense the President deems vital to the defense of the United States] any defense article" *Aid went to Britain and China 1941: *Germany invades the Soviet Union *Dec. 7 Japan bombs Pearl Harbor
Exit Pass -Explain how world events influence Americans foreign policy of isolationism/neutrality. -Evaluate if the US was truly neutral by the time Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. -Use examples and details to support your answer.