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Normalcy & Isolationism Chapter 20 Section 2
I A Return to Normalcy 1920 election won by Warren G. Harding – Promised a return to normalcy & to simple America before the progressive era
A. Working for Peace Post WWI prob include war debt, arms control, & reconstruction of wartorn countries – Harding wanted to solve prob. While keeping peace Major naval powers agree to disarm navies Kellogg-Briand Pact= renounced war as an instrument of Natl policy – NO WAY TO ENFORCE BECAUSE NO WAY TO PUNISH COUNTRIES WHO DIDNT STICK TO AGREEMENT
B. High Tariffs & Reparations GB & France cant pay loans try to pay by forcing Germany to pay reparations Germany econ struggling too cant pay GB & France – France invades industrial area of Germany US proposes Dawes Plan to avoid war – Dawes Plan= US loans $ to Germany to pay France & GB, who would then use that $ to pay US This caused bad feelings among pplwho believed US wants paying their fair share – US viewed other nations as fiscally irresponsible
II Limiting Immigration A. Quota System Emergency quota act set up the quota system – Established max # of immigrants to US – Discriminated against ppl in E & W Europe (Catholics & Jews) – Also completely closed door to Japanese Japan angry because it lived up to its part of the gentlemens agreement Goal was to cut immigration for Europe US
Classwork Question Answer the following question in at least one FULL paragraph How does the Kellogg-Briand Pact & Quota System reflect Americas isolationist, nativist, & conservatist feelings?