Alex Smith American Isolationism • The U.S. senate didn’t want America to join the League of Nations • The U.S. was trying to just get away with any involvement with war between anyone so they wanted to isolate from everyone. Neutrality Act of 1935 • It was created to prevent the nation from being drawn in to a war • They used the act because when FDR was worrying about his new deal it took his focus off of other things like staying away form making a war • the act outlawed making loans to warring countries FDR’s Quarantine Speech -When the speech was given he talked about passed events and compared it to the diseases that were spreading -He said that they should do something to stop it from spreading by quarantine aggressive nations Cash and Carry policy • Franklin D Roosevelt and Great Britain was involved in the cash and carry policy • GB couldn’t refuse the offer FDR made because they were to weak to be able to even do anything about it • Because FDR wanted to make a trade with Great Britain it made it look like they were getting ready to prepare for war. • Because of the action FDR took it made the president of Germany think they had to do something to prevent what FDR want to accomplish Lend-Lease Act • It was to help aid allies in the fight against Hitler. • This act allowed the nation to be able to send weapons to GB even though they may have been not able to pay for it Atlantic Charter • The bond between Roosevelt and the Britain Leader grew • Roosevelt and the Leader of Britain met secretly so they could agree on working against Hitler Pearl Harbor attacked • Japan had devised a sneak attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor. • The military planners already thought that someone would eventually attack Pearl Harbor.