Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: American Neutrality prior to World War II

American Neutrality prior to World War II

Professor Neville Thompson talked about efforts that America and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt took to maintain neutrality prior to World War II. He talked about the Neutrality Acts in the late 1930s and Roosevelt's actions to prevent war from spreading to the western hemisphere.

Description

Professor Neville Thompson talked about efforts that America and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt took to maintain neutrality prior to World War II. He talked about the Neutrality Acts in the late 1930s and Roosevelt's actions to prevent war from spreading to the western hemisphere.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What concerns did President Roosevelt have about a war in Europe?
  • What were the Neutrality Acts of 1935 and 1937? What did they do?
  • What actions did President Roosevelt take to secure the western hemisphere? What were his reasons for doing this?

Additional Resource

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Franklin Roosevelt
    • Latin America
    • Neutrality Acts
    • Spanish Civil War
    • Western Hemisphere

    Topics

    Foreign PolicyU.S. History

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity