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01-19 The United States Goes to War

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The United States Goes to War 19 January 2006 Going into the 1930s… Strong feelings of Isolationism Versailles Treaty – end of WWI Wanted to stay out of corrupt, old world Assumption that war had been outlawed by Kellogg-Briand Pact (August 1928) 15 countries signed to never resort to war again London Naval Treaty (1930) - US, England, other Naval Powers agreed to scrap many naval ships Americans wanted settlements that were peaceful (economic, etc.) Almost every American was isolationist September 1931 - Japanese invasion of Manchuria Many women raped (est. ¼ million) Men shot on the street US debated Arms Embargo on Japan (in the end we protested) Hover battling Great Depression, couldn’t handle more Winter, 1935 – Italian invasion of Ethiopia (Mussolini) Took over with intension of making it a colony Americans were not happy Senator Gerald P. Nye (Progressive Republican of ND) o Committee investigating arms industry from WWI o “Nye Committee” o Committee found “Merchants of Death” (made high profits) were reason for war o
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