Neutrality Policy of the United States

Archive Report

Impending Revision of American Neutrality Policy

Revision of the neutrality policy and neutrality laws of the United States was forecast in mid-December, 1934, when it became known that the State Department was conducting a study of the question preliminary to an official pronouncement outlining the course this country would follow as a neutral in the event of any future “war between foreign nations. Certain developments of foreign policy under the Roosevelt administration indicate that the new policy may include a modification of the traditional American insistence upon freedom of the seas for neutral commerce in time of war. Partial abandonment of its neutral rights by the United States, to the extent of obliging its citizens to carry on at, their own risk foreign trade in ...

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