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cancellation of the march, FDR established the Fair
Employment Practices Committee (FEPC).
- Native Americans also were hurt even more by the GD,
especially so b/c there had been a 1929 ruling that
210 landless tribes couldn’t receive federal aid, so they had to
wait until 1931, when the Bureau of Indian Affairs was
finally given more money for relief.
- Indians actually benefited from the ND approach once it
started: In 1934 the Indian Reorganization (WheelerHoward) Act restored lands to tribal ownership and
outlawed its future division. And finally, under John
Collier (he ran the BIA during the ND), Indian culture got
- Mexican-Americans, however, were majorily screwed
during the GD b/c no gov’t programs helped them out
since they were migratory farm workers. Only the Farm
Securities Administration (1937) did something by
setting up migratory labor camps, but it was too little too
Foreign Policy in the Interwar Years (1920 – 1941)
*1920 – 1930: Independent Internationalism and
- In the interwar years, there is a great tendency to
classify American foreign policy as isolationist. It wasn’t.
Independent internat’lism is a better description – we
kept our independence (unilateralism) but did become
involved around the world through diplomacy, our
economic interests, etc.
- Although we rejected the League of Nations, which
turned out to be quite weak both because we ignored it
and because its members refused to actually use it
mediate disputes, Wilsonianism lived on through
American peace organizations, which were especially
popular among women. 211 - Some of the peace associations’ idealistic goals are
reflected in a series of treaties/agreements: Washington Conference (1921 – 1922): In a
series of conferences, delegates from several
powers discussed naval disarmament. Three
treaties were promulgated establishing ratios of
naval power – the Five-Power Treaty (battleships,
5:3:1.75 ratio), the Nine-Power Tr...
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