Neutrality In The 1920s And 1930s

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Explain the reasons for U.S. neutrality during the 1920s and 1930s. How did ideas about neutrality change during the period from the end of World War I to the passage of the Lend-Lease Act? Be sure to include any events, terms, or people that may support your response. One of the main reasons that the U.S. was practicing neutrality during the 1920s and 1930s was because they no longer wished to be involved in Foreign wars, such as WW1. They were hoping to "return to normalcy" under the taking of office from Harding. During this period, the idea of neutrality started to change because of the fact that the U.S. was not actually staying neutral and because the lack of practicing isolationism. During the 1920s and 1930s, a lot of things were starting to be changed in the U.S. For example, we saw women gaining the right or vote and African Americans starting to be seen as equals. During the time, we also saw the Nye Committee started to investigate the claims that the arm manufacturers were pushing the U.S. into WWI for profits, which these claims were investigated but not found to be true. The First Neutrality Act that was passed, was passed in 1935 which banned the sales of goods to nations at war. The Second Neutrality Act was passed in 1937. This act stated that the U.S. ships could not carry any goods or passenger to warring nations. This act also introduced cash- and- carry, which stated that warring nations could buy goods only if they paid in cash and carried these goods
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