This disrupted the idea of peace among nations great

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(this disrupted the idea of “peace among nations”)-great national support of isolationism by the people-society was scared of involvement in war-Wilson’s ideas were very opposite of society’s=hard to gain support @ this time-The only reason Wilson got re-elected to a second presidential term was because he told Americans thathe would keep the country out of war, but as events unraveled, war became inevitable which forced involvement in war from people who were originally against it. -Wilson wanted to maintain the gold standardRoosevelt’s Ideas/ActionsNew Deal-proved that FDR was for the people (gained trust & support)fireside chatseducated societyfriendly and plain language-Atlantic Charter: took from Wilson’s Fourteen Points and FDR’s Four Freedoms-United Nations=League of Nations-UN: “peace-loving countries”/Neo-Wilsonianism ideasFDR’s initial campaign: Wealthy, upbeat personality, campaign song "Happy Days are Here Again". "The country needs, and unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent experimentation. Above all, try something"-people trusted himFDR removed the US Treasury from the gold standard, which stabilized the US economy.Truman’s Ideas/ActionsTruman DoctrineUS intervention in countries where there were no national interests Brought Americans to think anti-communist and further bring them out of isolationist Marshall Planhundreds of millions to rebuild war torn Europe and
even Japanshows gift for building a coalition among otherwise opponents-Truman requested NSC-68: See From Readings belowDemocrats v. Republicans-Republicans did not want to be involved in foreign affairs-”Irreconcilables” (consisted of western progressive Republicans such as Robert La Follette) opposed intervention in Europe-Another group, led by Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge, worried that the Article X of the League of Nations (provision for collective security) would prevent the US from pursuing an independent foreign policy-Wilson went on a speaking tour across the country defending the League of Nations (spoke very passionately about the need for it, so much so that hehad a stroke that left one side of his body paralyzed and never fully recovered)-Wilson begged Democratic senators to reject all Republican amendments-After two attempts treaty died, therefore US never joined League of Nations, and so L of N slowly diedMOST IMPORTANT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WILSON ERA AND FDR/TRUMAN ERAAMERICA IN THE 1930s-1940s WAS A DOMINATING WORLD POWER, AND EVERYONE FELT IT-Society had not yet recovered from WWI (1914-1918); they entered transition period; Time needed to pass for American society to see the world had
changed the dynamics and could never return to old “normalcy”; -New atomic weapons; atomic weapons movies/books/comics; ^Also, there wasn’t much knowledge of the problems of global affairs during Wilson’s term until WWI actually happened, where America got the real exposure of the realities of international relations and issues^^^^^yes great point.

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