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01/05/1937 US President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Neutrality Act

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Us To Scuttle Neutrality? (1937)

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President Roosevelt On "Neutrality"

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EOI Review: US Neutrality in the 1930s

The Neutrality Acts were passed by the United States Congress in the 1930s, in response to the growing turmoil in Europe and Asia that eventually led to World War II. The Neutrality Act of 1937 was passed in May and included the provisions of the earlier acts, this time without an expiration date, and extended them to cover civil wars as well.
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    • Background 

    • Neutrality Act of 1936 

    • Neutrality Act of 1937 

    • Neutrality Act of 1939 

    • End of neutrality policy 

    • Subsequent application