USA's Isolationism (1920s)

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  • Attitudes towards Immigration
    • A quota system was introduced to keep out people from 'undesirable' countries in Asia and South East Europe.
    • How was America Isolationist in the 1920s?
      • Tariffs
        • Tariffs were added to imports to limit the sales of foreign goods
        • Fordney-McCumber tariff
        • Taxes on foreign goods meant that Americans were encouraged to buy American goods
      • League of Nations
        • The US refused to join, despite it being President Wilson's idea
        • Pressure from the public meant that the US couldn't join
        • It would have meant involvement in foreign affairs
    • Emergency Immigration Law Act (1921) allowed only 350,000 immigrants to enter each year.


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