Why did the US fight WWII andwhat were its effects?
What was US Foreign Policy Prior to WWII?
KNOW THIS ORDER.
Washington Isolationism ---> Monroe Doctrine ----> Roosevelt Corollary ---> Imperialism---> Neutrality before WWI ----> WWI------>Neutrality----->WWII------> Containment
THE 1920's NEUTRALITY MIXED an attempt to limit war and weapons,here are two vocabulary words which emphasize this idea,
The Washington NavalConference of 1921-22 and the Kellogg-Briand Pact .
The deals with Europe to avoidwar and lower arms and create open free seas would eventually fail. See these two dealsas weak US attempts to be a world leader after rejecting the League of Nations. With noreal world organization to enforce the provisions of the Naval Conference and Kellogg Pact,these deals aren't worth the paper they are written on.
During the 1930’s, Hitler took power in Germany and began his campaign of expansion andaggression. Europe dealt with him with a policy of
he U.S. passed aseries of laws called the
. Remembering the horrors of WWI and the lackof a lesson learned the US adopted this policy and intended on staying out of any Europeanconflicts.
EUROPEAN Appeasement Cartoon.