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Sitting Bull, Lakota Sioux. "It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this vast land."

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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.)

Some of the key figures and moments from FDR's "Good Neighbor Policy." In this picture, U.S. Secretary of State and Rafael Trujillo, dictator of the Dominican Republican, signing a treaty. As Europe fights against dictatorships, the U.S. was willing to work with those that showed friendly attitudes toward the U.S.

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Sitting Bull (also nicknamed Slon-he or "Slow"; c. 1831 – December 15, 1890) was a Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux holy man who led his people as a tribal chief during years of resistance to United States government policies. "Is it wrong for me to love my own? Is it wicked for me because my skin is red? Because I am Sioux? Because I was born where my father lived? Because I would die for my people and my country?"

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Receives Pan American Award for his Good Neighbor Policy; President Franklin D. Roosevlet was presented an award by the Pan American Society for his Good Neighbor Policy. The Roosevelt Administration embraced a non-interventionalist foreign policy with Latin America in the hopes to encourage reciprocal trade with these nations, and to prevent an alliance between Latin American nations and the Nazis.

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Lazaro Cardenas | Cardenas nationalized Mexico's oil industry in 1938. The move was seen as a way to gain economic independence and became the first test of FDR's Good Neighbor Policy. The U.S. sought settle the division over American oil companies in Mexico in 1940 because of the Nazi threat in Europe.

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Photo of Senator Orville Platt of Connecticut who was responsible for much of the Platt amendment which was in fact overturned or repealed by FDR's Good Neighbor Policy...While the Platt amendment called for force and occupation the Good Neighbor policy called for cooperation and trade

The Dictator Next Door: The Good Neighbor Policy and the Trujillo Regime in the Dominican Republic, 1930-1945 (American Encounters/Global In...

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Anastasio Somoza-FDR is seen here riding with Anastasio Somoza. Somoza was a Latin American leader who was well accepted by the United States for his anti-communism ideals. The United states supported his anti communist strongholds in Nicaragua.

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