The Three Stages Of American Isolationism In The First World War

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Background: When the war between Britain and France broke out, the President Washington issued the "Declaration of neutrality", and in September 1796 he published the Farewell address declared the policy of United States non-interventionism. In the 19th century, President Thomas Jefferson extended Washington's ideas about foreign policy in his March 4, 1801 inaugural address. Jefferson said that one of the "essential principles of our government" is that of "peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none." Development: American Isolationism neutral foreign policy has experienced three stages: The first stage, from 1796, Washington the farewell address to 1823 the Monroe Doctrine published, isolationism neutral diplomacy is to get rid of the alliance, to defend the independence…show more content…
Until the First World War broke out American still insisted that they shall not allied with any European powers and not involved in conflict. Although Washington put forward the famous isolationism, with the time went by, American diplomacy become were and more aggressive and expansionary the isolationism didn’t change at all. Since they have found a nation, United Stated never involved in European affairs, and isolationism was a tradition, which was accepted by congress and people. When American into a world power an unprecedented human disaster the First World War broke out, the war purely an imperialist was, due to isolationism, for most people in the United States, isolationism, for most people in the United states in the first world war like a bolt from blue. In the first period of the war the United States government also in the long term impact of the isolationist foreign policy, according to the needs of the national interests of the United States, takes the foreign policy of neutrality, isolationism and neutral diplomacy become the basic characteristics of the first world war early foreign policy.
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