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Juan Torres Nov 30, 2009 Mr. Mario Bennekin HIST-2112-204 Even though the United States was a late entrant to the First World War, 130,174 American soldiers died or disappeared, and more than 200,000 remained injured. In addition, the United States spent 32,000 million dollars in this conflict (Kenneth, Davis, 346). At the end of the war, the United States didn’t understand what its role in the war was. Therefore, a huge feeling in favor of the isolation of the country started to grow in the country. The rejection of the Leagues of Nations in 1919 was the perfect example of the isolation the American people, as well as the American government wanted. Government policy reinforced perceptions that the United States was aloof from the world (Ayers, Edward, 677). However, after the war, Europe had acquired a big debt with the United States. The United States had emerged from the war as the major creditor and financier of postwar Europe, whose national economies had been greatly weakened by the war itself, by war debts, and, in the case of Germany and other defeated nations, by the need to pay war reparations (Cary, Nelson, 5). After the war, the country was determined to return to normality. Consequently, in the election of 1920 the republicans took control again of the White House. By 1920, voters longed for a return to prewar certainty or what Warren Harding called “normalcy” (Ayers, Edward, 674). Warren Harding was the first of the three republicans’ presidents that leaded the
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2011 for the course HIST 2112 taught by Professor Duncan during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Perimeter.

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