World War I And The Great Depression

1131 Words Jan 4th, 2015 5 Pages
American life was at an all time high during the Roaring Twenties, Americans were enjoying the prosperity of the United States so why would they want to get involved in European conflicts? The United States under the Hoover administration held a very isolated stance, the country’s economy was booming and the people were relishing in the modern society. When the Great Depression hit Americans continued to hold an isolationist stance as they focused on the deteriorating situation going on at home. Throughout this time period of 1920 to 1941, America dealt with major events, such as the end of World War I to the Roaring Twenties turning into the Great Depression in 1929, and then the beginning of World War II, along with the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. As these events took place Franklin Roosevelt had to make decisions as a way to try to maintain American democracy, one of his responses was the changes in the foreign policy of the United States. In the time period of 1920 to 1941, the United States changed its foreign policy by becoming involved with global affairs instead of avoiding them. At the end of the World War II, president Woodrow Wilson came up with the League of Nations as a way to keep the world from going to war again. Many people opposed the League of Nations because it they did not want the United States to be involved in world affairs. Most Americans held an isolationist view, they wanted to return to “normalcy”. Warren G. Harding is an example of…
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