Isolationism

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Isolationism

Causes

  • The USA had become a 'melting-pot' of Immigrants
  • Stories of the war were told by returning Soldiers
  • Most Americans wanted an end to 'entanglements' with the 'Old World'

Effects

  • Loyalties would be divided
  • People were shocked by the cold reality of war
  • The Republican Party which was against the LoN and in favour of Isolationism won the vote

Overall summary

The main reasons why America entered Isolationism in the 1920's were mostly due to social attitudes towards Europe as a result of WWI. Many people felt that Europe, with its history of endless conflict would destroy the security and safety of those living in America - as before, they didn't want to be responsible for a continent that they felt had nothing to do with them and would cause more harm than good. 

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