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American Isolationism By: Greg V. What was it?. American Isolationism was when the United States did not want to get involved in European conflicts.

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American IsolationismBy: Greg V.


What was it?

  • American Isolationism was when the United States did not want to get involved in European conflicts.

  • The anti-war sentiment in America and the memories of the men lost during WWI convinced many Americans that America must not get involved in any future war.


Why did it happen?

  • No involvement in Europe

  • Keep United States free and at peace

  • No reason or interest to get involved


Who was involved?

  • Franklin Roosevelt was an important figure in American Isolationism. He was against the idea, and was ready to go to war in Europe to stop the Nazis.

  • Neutrality Act of 1939 eliminated the ban on arms sales to nations at war.


America First Committee

  • A committee made up of 80,000 Americans that were for Isolationism and against the war.


Charles Lindbergh

  • Argued that the only way to save the country was to stay out of a hopeless battle in Europe and concentrate on defending the American way of life at home.


Political Cartoons

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Political Cartoons


Political Cartoons


Political Cartoons


The end of Isolationism

  • December 7th, 1941 was the turning point in Isolationism. After a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Americans realized sending troops to Europe would be necessary.


Works Cited

  • "U.S. Isolationism in the Republican Era of "Normalcy" 1921-1933." 2 2004. Isolationism 1921-33. 03 Dec. 2004 <http://history.acusd.edu/gen/WW2Timeline/07/isolationism.html>.

  • "A Catalog of Political Cartoons by Dr. Seuss." Dr. Seuss Went to War. U.C. Regents. 03 Dec. 2004 <http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/dspolitic/>.

  • "World War II: Isolationist America." 1 Feb 2004. World War II campaigns. 03 Dec. 2004 <http://histclo.hispeed.com/essay/war/ww2/cou/us/ww2us-iso.html>.

  • "Isolationism." The Perilous Fight - Isolationism. PBS. 03 Dec. 2004 <http://www.pbs.org/perilousfight/home_front/isolationism/>.

  • "America First Committee." Reader's Companion to American History. Houghton Mifflin. 03 Dec. 2004 <http://college.hmco.com/history/readerscomp/rcah/html/ah_002900_americafirst.htm>.

  • . The American Vision. 1st ed. New York: TIME School Publishing, 2004.


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