Rising Danger Overseas


Even as the Great Depression continued to imperil the U.S. economy the threat of facism began to menace the world. How the nation confronted this foreign policy crisis is the subject of this lesson. Particular attention is focused on the dilemma Franklin Roosevelt faced between his desire to oppose facism as much as he could on one hand and the strong pull of neutrality and isolationism he faced from much of the Congress and the American public on the other.