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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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- Spring '08
- Washington Naval Conference