PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT signs the "Neutrality Act", or Senate Joint Resolution No. 173, which he calls an "expression of the desire...to avoid any action which might involve [the U.S.] in war." The signing came at a time when newly installed fascist governments in Europe were beginning to beat the drums of war. In a public statement that day, Roosevelt said . . . . - -August 31, 1935 (SEE: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-signs-neutrality-act.)
Dictator Rafael L. Trujillo of the Dominican Republic and Cordell Hull, Secretary of State, U.S. are shown signing the Good Neighbor Policy here on September 24, 1940. Though 7 years after the U.S. adapted this policy there were still nations not willing to trust the U.S. because of past relations. The Dominican Republic in particular had been used to U.S. intervention and control. As a result of the Montevideo Conference the U.S. policy of controlling Latin and South America would…
This is a Map of Latin America and South America during the Good Neighbor era- Until the advent of the Good Neighbor policy, the military and government thought of Latin America as just the Caribbean. Once the policy came to be, this expanded into South America as well as the Caribbean nations.
This propaganda film published in 1944 details how the United States' allies in South America helped the allies with the war against the Axis powers. This film illustrates how friendly diplomatic terms cultivated an environment in which Latin American countries felt compelled to support the Allies from a financial and industrial stand point during World War II. It is important to see the application of the Good Neighbor policy in terms of world diplomacy.
Diplomacy Map-These are the territories that once resented the U.S. and their constant interventions in Latin American affairs. After the Good Neighbor Policy was in effect, this resentment lessened and the relationship was much better.