How Did The Usa Become An Isolationist In The 1920s

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USA 1917 - 1941 Isolationist USA President Wilson took the USA into WW1 in 1917. The German submarine warfare against US forced them into conflict. The war ended in 1918. Some thought Wilson had gone too far, many soldiers had been killed. In 1919 Wilson wanted the USA to take the lead in a League of Nations. He had many enemies that brought him down. The isolationists in the USA won. The USA turned its back to Europe. President, Warren Harding, promised a return to “normalcy”. They turned their energies in what they did best, making money. Its economy boomed. Economic boom 1920’s Reasons for the boom: Industrial strength The USA was a country with rich natural resources and a growing population. The home market was large and was growing. Industry was growing and new…show more content…
In Chicago and New York there was a small but growing black middle-class. The popularity of Jazz made many black musicians into high-profile figures. Black artists and writers flourished. Black Americans also entered politics. The Universal Negro Improvement Association was founded. It helped black people to set up their own businesses but this collapsed. Problems These movements failed to change the USA. Many black people lived in great poverty, in poorer housing than whites but paid higher rents. They had poorer education and health services than whites and suffered great prejudice. The Vanishing Americans The Native Americans were the original settlers of the North American continent. They almost disappeared during rapid expansion of the USA. Most lived in extreme poverty and suffer discrimination. They were also losing their culture. Their children were sent to boarding schools, which’s aim involved trying to destroy the Native Americans’ beliefs, traditions, dances and languages. In 1924 native Americans were granted US citizenship and could vote. The Monkey
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