Reasons for Isolationism

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  • Isolationism
    • Causes
      • Money: becoming involved in foreign affairs would cost money
      • American Soldiers: 100,000 American soldiers died fighting in Europe in the first world war
      • Immigrants
        • German Immigrants: USA had a lot of German and Austrian citizens.
        • European Immigrants: In 1919, Europe was full of revolutionary ideas.
          • E.g: Communism, Socialism and Anarchism
          • Americans hated and feared these ideas. Any further contact with Europe was to be avoided.
    • The American economy boomed as a result of the First World War
      • USA exported weapons and food to Europe
        • No Fighting happened on American Soil
          • After the war, European industries  (who had been damaged) bought American goods with American loans.
  • German Immigrants: USA had a lot of German and Austrian citizens.

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