Isolationism During The 1930s

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Jones The 1890s to the 1960s were a difficult time for majority if Americans. Isolationism is a doctrine that a nation should stay out of the disputes and affairs of other nationsWorld War 1 was devasting to many Americans. Many believed that the United States had been tricked into interevening in the war for the wrong reasons, and they were determine to avoid making the same mistake twice. The United States Army was told World War 1 was the "War to End Wars". This cause the United Sates to adopted the isolationist policy during the 1930s. When Hoover approved the Hawley-Smoot Tariff of 1930, Which raised the tariff to an overly price of sixty percent, made the United states want to adopt the Isolationist policy even more. Even though, Americans was not too concern about the raise of the tariff, Amerian isolatism had more consquences than the loss of ability to trade or loan defaults. The United states should have intervened in the conflicts, because innocent and peaceful people were in danger and if the enemy of the United States won, it could have harm the United States. …show more content…

During World War I, President Woodrow Wilson made a case for United States intervention in the conflict and a U.S interest in maintaing a peacful world order. "I am now thinking of the loss of property involved, immense and serious as that is, but only of the wanton and wholeslae destruction of the lives of non-combatants, men,women, and children, engaged in pursuits which have always, even in the darkest periods of modern history, been deemed innocent and legitimate"(Document 24, page 71). The United States try to remain neutral , but German submarine attacked a ship headed to Europe with killed United States citizens. This is a legitimate reason for the United States to help

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