American Neutrality In Ww2

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The United States at the beginning of the war did its best to stay “neutral.” As the war progressed Britain implemented a naval blockade cutting off the United States from trading with anyone but Britain and France. This then increased trades from 824,000 million to 3.2 billion over 2 years with Britain and France. This helped to stimulate the American economy as they supplied Britain and France with things such as grain, weapons and manufactured goods. According to Henretta, “This imbalance undercut U.S. neutrality, tying America’s economic health to Allied victory.” Germany continued to push boundaries using U-boats to sink a passenger ship, partaking in submarine warfare and attacks on U.S. ships. This forced President Hughes to take
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