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ISOLATIONISM Jenel Virden. ISOLATIONISM THOMAS PAINE JOHN ADAMS FRANCE 1778-1800 GEORGE WASHINGTON – “steer clear of permanent alliances” THOMAS JEFFERSON.

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1 ISOLATIONISM Jenel Virden

2 ISOLATIONISM THOMAS PAINE JOHN ADAMS FRANCE GEORGE WASHINGTON – “steer clear of permanent alliances” THOMAS JEFFERSON – “peace, commerce and honest friendship with all, entangling alliances with none”

3 ISOLATIONISM JAMES MONROE – THE MONROE DOCTRINE “In wars of European powers in matters relating to themselves we have never taken part, nor does it comport with our policy to do so.” WHAT IS ISOLATIONISM? HAS THE UNITED STATES EVER BEEN ISOLATIONIST?

4 ISOLATIONISM OPPOSITION TO INTERVENTION IN WARS OUTSIDE THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE NO PERMANENT ALLIANCES FREE AGENCY

5 ISOLATIONISM 19 TH CENTURY WAR OF 1812 – GREAT BRITAIN 1846 – MEXICAN WAR 1898 – WAR WITH SPAIN EMPIRE BUILDING

6 ISOLATIONISM INTERWAR PERIOD WILSON – “We need not and we should not form alliances with any nation in the world.” (1914) AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE LEAGUE OF NATIONS LODGE, BORAH AND JOHNSON

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9 ISOLATIONISM 1930s – HEIGHT OF ISOLATIONISM JOHNSON ACT – PROHIBITS PRIVATE LOANS TO NATIONS IN DEFAULT 1934 CONGRESS VOTES DOWN JOINING WORLD COURT 1935 SENATE INVESTIGATION INTO THE MUNITIONS INDUSTRY NEUTRALITY ACTS

10 NEUTRALITY ACTS BAN ON LOANS AND CREDIT EMBARGO ON SHIPMENT OF ARMS CASH AND CARRY RESTRICTED TRAVEL UNARMED MERCHANT SHIPS NON-INTERVENTIONIST TRY TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION 1938

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12 ISOLATIONISM MILITARY CONSCRIPTION 1940 LEND LEASE 1941 MILITARY OCCUPATION GREENLAND AND ICELAND FREEZE ASSETS 1941 ATLANTIC CHARTER 1941

13 America First Rally Madison Square Garden, New York

14 ISOLATIONISM AMERICA FIRST COMMITTEE DECEMBER 7, 1941 – PEARL HARBOR ATTACK UNITED NATIONS 1945 NATO 1949 THE END OF ISOLATIONISM

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