Good Neighbor Policy (1933-1945)

"In the field of world policy I would dedicate this nation to the policy of the good neighbor--the neighbor who resolutely respects himself and, because he does so, respects the rights of others--the neighbor who respects his obligations and respects the sanctity of his agreements in and with a world of neighbors."--Franklin Roosevelt, 1933

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Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza with President Franklin Roosevelt in Washington in 1939. Eleanor Roosevelt and Salvadora Somoza stand behind them. President Franklin Roosevelt with Nicaraguan
dictator Anastasio Somoza in Washington, D.C.,
May 5, 1939.
 

 
U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull and Rafael Trujillo, dictator
of the Dominican Republic, signing the Hull-Trujillo Treaty,
September 24, 1940.
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
with the Trujillos, San Pedro de
Macoris, March 1934.

 
Cuban President Fulgencio Batista meeting 
Franklin Roosevelt.
Batista and Mrs.
Eleanor Roosevelt.
 

 
Batista and Roosevelt, 
December 1942
Batista and Roosevelt, 
December 1942

 
Batista and Cordell Hull at the Pan-American Union in December 1942 Batista and Cordell Hull at the Pan-American Union in December 1942

Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Good Neighbor Policy
Franklin D. Roosevelt (The White House)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt obituary
FDR's Address before the Governing Board of the Pan American Union, April 12, 1933
FDR's Address before the Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace, Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 1, 1936
FDR's Address to the Governing Board of the Pan American Union, Washington, D. C., April 14, 1939
FDR's Address by radio to the Eighth Pan American Scientific Congress, Washington, D. C., May 10,1940
Rio De Janeiro Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the American Republics, January 15-28, 1942
FDR's Good Neighbor Policy
Good Neighbor Policy The American Presidency
The Good Neighbor Policy

Cordell Hull Biography