To What Extent Did Fdr's Administration Move The Country Toward War Prior To 1941?

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1. In what ways did FDR’s administration move the country toward war prior to December 1941? Consider policies aimed at helping other countries resist Axis expansion and efforts to put the country on a war footing. One way the FDR administration prepared the US for war was by making relations with Latin America better. He figured that this was a good move since if the country broke out into war, then the fewer neighboring hostile nations, the better. FDR accomplished this by establishing the Good Neighbor Policy, which was the idea that the US would no longer intervene in affairs within Latin America. He further improved relations by passing the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act, which helped America increase its imports and exports. As a result, the United States and Latin America made more trade agreements with each other, so their relationship was not only improved politically, but also economically. In addition, in 1940 at the Havana Conference FDR wanted the Latin American countries to participate in the Monroe Doctrine, so they would help out with keeping other countries from interfering with the Western Hemisphere (so it isn't the sole responsibility of the US to do …show more content…
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