Franklin D. Roosevelt's Foreign Policy Prior to World War II


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Why did Franklin D. Roosevelt enact the Good Neighbor Policy?

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1. How did the Neutrality Act of 1937 limit Franklin D. Roosevelt's capacity to intervene in the affairs of other countries?

2. Which of the following were actions taken by Franklin D. Roosevelt to begin moving the United States from isolation to intervention?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

America's longest-serving president had a definite goal upon taking the oath of office in 1933, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the factors surrounding Roosevelt's foreign policy during the early years of his presidency.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The term for FDR's friendly relations with Latin America
  • The legislation passed by Congress in response to FDR's interventionist approach
  • What FDR did to shift the U.S. from isolation to intervention
  • The agreement between the U.S. and Britain that established an alliance
  • What action led to the repeal of the Neutrality Acts

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on FDR's foreign policy prior to WWII
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the various Acts passed under FDR
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify central aspects of FDR's early foreign policy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the important policies and their effects

Additional Learning

To learn more about the events and decisions of this American president, review the corresponding lesson on FDR's Foreign Policy Prior to World War II. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the effects of FDR's foreign policy as it relates to the lead-up to WWII
  • Identify the significance of various Acts passed during the early years of Roosevelt's tenure
  • Define the key policies under which FDR operated and interacted with foreign nations