Following WWI, Americans were not willing to get involved in another European conflict. With problems in Europe and war on the horizon, Congress passed several neutrality acts. Despite not being favored by President Franklin, he accepted them in order to gain favor among the people. These acts were able to promote isolationism and as well as Nonintervention, a policy previously brought up by Jefferson. Once again, this tactic enables the US to stay away from trouble and become a spectator of European conflicts without choosing sides.