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Tweele Dee versus Tweedle Dum


In 1939, the nation was split about how much monatary aid the United States should send to Britian for WWII. Politicians such as the President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and others were in favor of sending more aid, while many Americans criticized this goal. Many were of the opinion that the United States should stay out of Europe's war.

In 1939 the United States Congress was reviewing the Neutrality Act, which of as of 1937 was using the "cash and carry" plan for aid. When reviewing the act in 1939, many critics of the act pushed for less aid and less intervention in European affairs. They want politics out of the decision making of the review board, but can Uncle Sam really deny his political urges?

Philip C. Jessup "The Reconsideration of the 'Neutrality' Legislation of 1939." The American Journal of International Law. Vol. 33, No. 3  (Jul., 1939), pp. 549-557. Article Stable URL:


Keith Temple


New Orleans Times