“Good Neighbor” Policy
   In his inaugural address on 4 March 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced that in foreign affairs, the United States should be committed to “the policy of the good neighbor.” This was confirmed by Cordell Hull at the meeting of American states in Montevideo in December 1933, when he declared that “no state has the right to intervene in the internal or external affairs of another.” While to some extent this was a continuation of the policy initiated by Herbert Hoover, it officially was only ratified in the Senate in 1934. In 1934 a treaty was also signed with Cuba abrogating the amendments to the Cuban constitution imposed under the Platt Amendment of 1902. The U.S. marines were withdrawn from Haiti, and in 1936 the United States abandoned the right to intervene in Panama. Reciprocal trade agreements were also reached with a number of Latin American countries.
   See also Chapultepec Agreement; Organization Of American States (OAS); Rio Pact.

Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era . . 2015.

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