American Isolationism

“Throughout most of the 1800s, the United States was a fairly isolationist nation especially in regards
to not intervening in European affairs. Contrast the arguments made by leading isolationists and
interventionists (expansionists) in the U.S. from the 1890s to the 1960s. Which side made the best argument
overall and why? Should the U.S. have intervened in the conflicts it did (i.e. Spanish-American War, PhilippineAmerican War, World War I, World War II, and Vietnam) or not?”

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