The Myth of American Isolation

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Unformatted text preview: The Myth of American Isolation 05/10/2009 07:48:00 - interwar period= rapid transformation - no such thing as American isolationism - the US remained deeply involved - 1920s and 30s- return of Taft ideas Key Points 1. International Law 2. Corporatism 3. Air Power Charles Lindberg- first solo transatlantic flight- representative of new technology- marriage of traditional values and new technology- greatest international celebrity of the early 20c- symbolized travel and power through the air- air= moment of excitement but also represents danger of air travel International Law- post Wilson, US leaders sought alternatives to bullets- rejection of League of Nations- more arbitration but smaller Washington Naval Conference 1921-1922- the major powers come to the US to discuss disarmament- led by Charles Evan Hughes- produced 5:5:3 ratio...
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