disposal of wine
for Prosperity and Peace After
World War I
- Isolationists believe that countries should only be concerned
with their own issues and not become involved with other countries.
- Americans did not want to be involved with foreign countries
after the war.
- Americans also wanted to limit the number of immigrants
to reduce contact with other countries and keep society "less diverse".
The desire to live better
- Americans wanted to spend their money buying items that could
not be purchased during
the war. These included vacuum cleaners, electric refrigerators,
radios, and model T cars.
- Isolationist Attitude: less immigration and less foreign trading
resulted in less people to sell manufactured
goods and farm products to. Thus, farmers and manufacturers suffered
- The 18th amendment outlawed alcohol, resulting in organized crime
During the 1920's
- Republicans won control of Congress in 1918 and won the Presidency
in 1920 because republicans had the same isolationist attitude as
the American people.
- The republican candidate
for presidency in 1920 promised to focus on America and limit connections
with other countries.
League of Nations
- The United States refused to join the League of Nations because
they feared involvement with other countries might lead to another
- The League of Nations was not as effective without the United
States because they lacked the money and military force to impact
- High tariffs isolated United States from Europe by stopping European
products from coming into the United States.
High Tariff Problems
- Quota is a limit on the number of goods that can be bought.
- High tariffs caused two problems:
1) Hurt Farmers by angering countries that bought U.S. farm products.
These countries reacted by using quotas, which limited the demand
for American products.
2) Caused more problems between Allied countries and Germany: Allied
countries could not pay U.S. back from the war. Allied countries demanded
Germany pay reparations causing German resentment
and anger towards allied countries.
- Congress passed new immigration laws to limit contact with foreigners.
- The laws set limits on how many people could come from each country.
Countries where more U.S. citizens had come from, were allowed higher
rates of immigration.