HIST 2123: 1921-1941

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In History
  • Washington Conference of 1921

    Washington Conference of 1921
    The conference was held in an effort to prevent a costly naval armament race between the US, UK, and Japan. It was managed outside of the League of Nations' supervision.
  • Kellogg-Briand Pact

    Kellogg-Briand Pact
    This pact proposed a multilateral treaty that outlawed war as a means of national policy. The pact was spearheaded by the US Secretary of State and the French foreign minister. It was eventually signed by 48 other nations and widely [ut a halt to countries using war as the first course of action.
  • Good Neighbor Policy

    Good Neighbor Policy
    This was a policy enacted by President Franklin Roosevelt. This type of foreign policy promoted better relations with Latin America by using economic influence rather than military force and recognizing them as equals.
  • Reciprocal Trade Agreement Act

    Reciprocal Trade Agreement Act
    The Reciprocal Tariff Act granted the negotiation of tariff agreements between the United States and separate nations, particularly Latin American countries. It authorized the negotiation of treaties lowering tariffs by as much as 50% in return for reciprocal reductions by other nations.
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    Neutrality Acts

    Passed in 1935, 1936, 1937, and 1939 these acts stated that when the president declared the presence of foreign war restrictions would go into effect. It restricted Americans from legally sailing on a hostile ship, or selling and transporting weaponry to a hostile nation, or making loans to a hostile. These acts showed Americans' desire to remain neutral in foreign turmoil.
  • Munich Conference

    Munich Conference
    European leaders met together in a conference and attempted to pacify Hitler by turning over the Sudetenland to him in exchange for his guarantee that Germany would not expand its territory.
  • Tripartite Pact

    Tripartite Pact
    The Tripartite Pact was an agreement signed between the Axis powers-- Italy, Germany, and Japan. In this pact, each country pledged help to the others in case of an attack by the United States.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japanese forces led a surprise attack against Pearl Harbor US naval base in Hawaii. This unsolicited attack was the final straw that unified the U.S. in taking action in WWII.