US foreign policy leading up to WWllI need a list of 17 terms of policies, legislation, etc.
Also include the idea that basically we were isolationist as a country, mired in the Depression with no public support for going to war in Europe before Pearl Harbor was attacked.
FDR did pledge "all aid short of war" which included the Lend Lease Act and Destroyer Deal mentioned above, but before either of those was the Cash and Carry policy, where the British bought weapons from America in cash and carried them on their own ships.
You might also look into the German-American Bund, a pro-German organization that wanted us to stay out of the war.
I will give you some terms, policies, etc going back to the time right after WWI. Most of these have to do with causing WWII. The only one on there that does not really have to do with that is #12.
- Treaty of Versailles
- League of Nations
- Neutrality Acts of the 1930s
- Kellogg-Briand Pact
- Panay Incident
- Destroyers for bases
- Atlantic Charter
- Embargo of oil and scrap metal exports to Japan
- Good Neighbor Policy
- Washington Naval Conference
- America First Committee