1921-1936 Interwar Diplomacy U.S. Department of Seal
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Smoot-Hawley Tariff
| The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of June 1930 raised U.S. tariffs to historically high levels.
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Stimson Doctrine
| [Image of Stimson] The policy of expansionism in China pursued by the autonomous Kwangtung Army of Japan accelerated in the late 1920s and early 1930s and became a major concern of the U.S. government.
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Interwar Diplomacy
1921-1936

The world recovers from war and then plunges into depression. The United States encourages disarmament and new relationships with America's neighbors.

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Disarmament Effort
| Despite its lack of participation in the League of Nations, the United States was at the forefront of extensive efforts at disarmament during the 1920s and 1930s especially to restrict the growth of naval tonnage, considered to be a key measure of military strength.
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Good Neighbor Policy
| President Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office determined to improve relations with the nations of Central and South America.
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