American Isolationism

Isolationism refers to the decision by the United States on not getting involved with European wars and alliances, particularly in the 20th Century.  The move was to prevent the U.S from having to choose sides especially at a time it was focused on developing good trade relationships with the European countries.

Reasons behind American Isolationism

The move for Isolationism was initiated by a diverse group of people, among them conservatives, progressives, peace activists and business owners. The US public made the government reluctant to join alliances with European countries owing to pressure from isolationist Americans, who felt that the U.S had many local problems it needed to deal with such as unemployment, at the expense of playing the interfering in international matters.

Besides, the effects of WWI   contributed to the popularity of the isolationist view. For instance, America was an Ally to the British, and it provided it with soldiers and ammunition.  However, this did not prevent th

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