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As the world was experiencing an increased level of aggression and unrest during the mid-1930s, Congress passed a series of laws in response.
What was the goals of such legislation?
To clarify neutrality and prevent another experience like World War I.
To only sell arms and ammunition to those nations battling fascist governments.
To supply food and clothing to those nations engaged in conflict with fascist governments.
To protect American trade in the Pacific, especially the trade with China that had been established with The Open Door Policy years before.
To ensure that American munitions corporations and banks would not profit from the aggression occurring in other parts of the world.