advertisement

The Usa After Ww1

50 %
50 %
advertisement
Information about The Usa After Ww1

Published on April 23, 2008

Author: guest0e466c

Source: slideshare.net

advertisement

The USA after WW1 Foreign policy – isolationism League of nations, 14 points.

Isolationism. President Wilson came up with the 14 points which later became the points which the league of nations was based around. After WW1 America turned their back on Wilson as he broke his promise to keep them out of WW1 and their trust in him had gone. America also broke away from Europe becoming once again an isolationist country. The USA did not ratify the Treaty of Versailles (officially accept it), nor did she join the League of Nations or the International Court of Justice America isolated them selves from other countries, American officials did not attend conferences or treaties between other countries. They also became isolated from other countries through trade, Fordney McCumber act of 1922. The Fordney McCumber act of 1922 increased taxes for other countries trying to sell their products in America. America also reduced the number of immigrants entering the country. As many Americans had immigrated their and ‘wanted to cut ties with their old world.’ By 1929 only 150,000 immigrants per year were allowed

President Wilson came up with the 14 points which later became the points which the league of nations was based around.

After WW1 America turned their back on Wilson as he broke his promise to keep them out of WW1 and their trust in him had gone. America also broke away from Europe becoming once again an isolationist country.

The USA did not ratify the Treaty of Versailles (officially accept it), nor did she join the League of Nations or the International Court of Justice

America isolated them selves from other countries, American officials did not attend conferences or treaties between other countries. They also became isolated from other countries through trade, Fordney McCumber act of 1922.

The Fordney McCumber act of 1922 increased taxes for other countries trying to sell their products in America.

America also reduced the number of immigrants entering the country. As many Americans had immigrated their and ‘wanted to cut ties with their old world.’

By 1929 only 150,000 immigrants per year were allowed

Reasons for Isolationism. As many Americans had immigrated to America, they wished to ‘cut ties with their old world’. Americans didn’t want more soldiers to die thousands of miles away. America was also afraid of the massive costs of future wars. President Wilson lost the election and the new President Warren Harding rejected the treaty of Versailles, and the league of nations. Fordney McCumber tariff Reduced Immigration.

As many Americans had immigrated to America, they wished to ‘cut ties with their old world’.

Americans didn’t want more soldiers to die thousands of miles away.

America was also afraid of the massive costs of future wars.

President Wilson lost the election and the new President Warren Harding rejected the treaty of Versailles, and the league of nations.

Fordney McCumber tariff

Reduced Immigration.

Fordney-McCumber Tariff Reduce Immigration (Reduce no. of people moving to USA) This tariff was a tax that was placed on foreign goods. This made them more expensive and made American products more attractive to the customer. This policy worked well and helped to create the ‘boom’ of the 1920s. However, foreign governments retaliated by putting taxes on American goods. The USA had now isolated itself economically. There was an increasing fear of foreign people after WW1. This was due to the war, but mainly the fear that they would take American jobs (because they accepted lower wages.) Also, many feared their new political ideas (especially communism) The US government passed laws that were specifically designed to reduce immigration numbers from poorer countries.

How did the USA try to reduce immigration? People had to take a literacy test where they had to read a passage of English. This helped English speakers, but other people could not afford English lessons. Those who failed were not allowed in. The Immigration Quota Act 1921 “ Only 357,000 people are allowed in every year” “ Only 3% of the existing number of people who live here in the USA will be allowed in!” “ This means that because there is already much more Irish people than Asian, the 3% quota will allow much more Irish in than Asian!”

RESULT The USA became isolated from other countries both economically (trade) and politically (by staying out of the affairs of other countries.) Immigration levels were reduced as the USA began to fear ‘foreigners’ (threat to jobs and general distrust). Their policies were designed to keep out Africans, Asians and South Americans whilst continuing to allow in White Europeans. The aim of isolationism ultimately damaged World peace as the USA failed to join the League of Nations. Many now saw the League as a ‘Talking shop with no Teeth’.

Add a comment

Related pages

The Usa After Ww1 - Technology - documents

1. The USA after WW1 Foreign policy – isolationism League of nations, 14 points. 2 ...
Read more

Aftermath of World War I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The aftermath of World War I saw drastic political, cultural, and social change across ... The continuation of the blockade after the fighting ended, ...
Read more

How the USA became a superpower after WW1 by Grant Riller ...

The other nations As for the other nations, the reasons why they didn't do as well as the U.S is because the U.S playing field barely got touched, if that!
Read more

What if the USA never entered WW1? - Quora

What if the USA never entered WW1? Update Cancel. Answer Wiki. 4 Answers. Stephen Tempest, ... Why did the USA enter WW1 three years after it started?
Read more

Impact on USA after WW1 - Mindmap in GCSE History

Impact of WW1 on USA. Economic strength. Supplied Europe; Advances in techology; World's leading economy. Took over Germany; materials needed to rebuild ...
Read more

About the USA > History > War and Prosperity

History of the United States > War and Prosperity Introduction | ... After five American ... About the USA > The History of German-American ...
Read more

America after WW1 flashcards | Quizlet

Vocabulary words for America after WW1. Includes studying games and tools such as flashcards.
Read more

BBC iWonder - Did World War One nearly bankrupt Britain?

Hugh Pym explores how the British government paid for the huge financial costs of World War One. ... U.S after 9/11 you could buy ... hit of WW1? Presented ...
Read more