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Great Depression

1931 - 1939

economic crisis

London Confrence

1933

countries came together to fix global depression

America becomes a "Good Neighbor"

1933

FDR wanted the US to be better liked in south america so he ended armed intervention in the continent

Johnson Debt Default Act

1934

Said that countries that already owed the US money could not borrow anymore money from the US

Tydings-McDuffie Act

1934

Said the Philippines would get its independence in 12 years if the cooperate with the US during that time

FDR recognizes the Soviet Untion

1934

FDR recognizes the Soviet Untion so they could trade

Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act

1934

US promised to greatly lower international tariffs if other countries would do the same

Nye Committee

1934

Investigated whether US arms and munitions dealers were overly pro war

Neutrality Acts

1935 - 1937

When a foreign war was acknowledged, amerians could not sail on belligerent ships or sell weapons to belligerent countries

Italy attacks Ethiopia

1935

Mussolini attacks Ethiopia and the LoN doesnt take serious action against them

Rome-Berlin Axis established

1936

Hitler and Mussolini allied germany and italy

Spanish Civil War

1936 - 1939

A fascist revolution in Spain that was backed by Hitler and Mussolini. The US refused to support the loyalists

Japan attacks China

1937

The newly industrialized Japan attacks vulnerable China

Sinking of the Panay

1937

The Japanese sink an american ship, the Panay, but make the appropriate apologies so war was avoided

Naval Construction Act

1938

Congress passes an act that allows for the building of many ships but it is too late to be of too much help

Munich Confrence

1938

The allies continue their policy of appeasement by allowing Germany to take over the Sunderland

World War 2

1939 - 1945

USSR and Germany sign a nonaggression pact

1939

USSR and Germany sign a nonaggression pact however the two counties continue not to trust each other

Germany Invades Poland

1939

Causes Britain to officially declare war on Germany

Germany attacks Czechoslovakia

1939

Hitler crosses "the line" and basically starts WW2

FDR Relected

1940

FDR beats Wendell L. Willkie for his 3rd term as president

US opens Draft

1940

The US starts its first "peace time" draft to prepare for war

US-Britain Destroyer Deal

1940

US gives Britian 50 battle ships in exchange for 8 naval bases

Germany attacks Russia

1941

Hitler turns on Stalin and attacks Russia and expected a easy win but ended up losing

Congress gets rid of Neutrality Act

1941

Congress gets rid of Neutrality Act and prepares to enter the war

Attack on Pearl Harbor

1941

The Japanese conducted a surprise attack on a naval base in Hawaii that most of the US naval fleet was stationed in. The US declared war on Japan the next day.

Philippines get Independence

1946

Philippines get the independence that the Tydings-McDuffie Act promised them