Unformatted text preview: and the need for American participation in the League of Nations. He embarked on a vigorous nationwide campaign, speaking in thirty-eight states in three months. Though crowds everywhere supported FDR, they would not support Cox and certainly would not support the League of Nations. After such bloody involvement with the rest of the world, all many Americans wanted was to close their eyes to the world beyond the oceans. The country cloaked itself in isolationism, a mood that would last till the attack on Pearl Harbor almost two decades later. Because this was the first election in which women voted, Eleanor accompanied her husband everywhere on the campaign trail....
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- Fall '07
- James Cox, frail old man, greatest political lesson., vigorous nationwide campaign