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Winston Churchill Attempts to “Woo” America
Winston Churchill “I am found of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”
Churchill: The Man Felt a close relationship with America. His mother, Jennie Jerome, was an American. Believed that a strong Anglo-American relationship was needed to preserve the democratic principle of liberty of all men. This idea became more prevalent with the rise of fascist governments in Europe between 1932 and 1941.
Churchill: The Statesman In 1931, Churchill visited the United States on a lecture tour that addressed the relationship of the English-American people. When he returned to Great Britain, he continued to “woo” America so as to soften their isolationist stance in regards to world affairs.
Churchill: Themes in Speeches A major theme in many of Churchill’s speeches and magazines during this period was the importance of the United States in joining England in subjugating the tyrannical governments of the world.
Your Task: You will be assigned one of the following speeches: The Lights are Going Out Hush Over Europe The Old Lion Read the text. Answer the discussion questions that correspond to your text. Prepare for whole- class discussion.