The U.S. policy of Isolationism after the First World War

Explain the U.S. policy of Isolationism after the First World War and the long term international political reasons for the American entry into World War II – The incorporation of the Four Freedoms speech is required in your response. (10 points)
What was the Bracero Program and how did it contribute to BOTH the war effort and to a change in U.S. immigration policy after the Second World War? (10 points)
As African American servicemembers joined the U.S. Armed Forces in greater numbers than during the previous war, a greater sense of duty, both at home and abroad, was at the forefront of their patriotism. Explain BOTH the roll of the Double V Campaign and how segregation in the military was a point of contention for Afro-American servicemen. (10 points)
Briefly explain the major decision which defined EACH of the Allied Conferences during World War II: Casablanca – Tehran – Yalta – Potsdam – How did these conferences contribute to the post-war world? (10 points)
Compare/Contrast the Long Telegram, the Truman Doctrine and NSC-68, by demonstrating an understanding of how these 3 documents established US foreign policy at the outset of the Cold War. Use of these documents, directly or indirectly, is highly required. Support from the textbook is also helpful. (30 points)
Explain how the ideas and policies contained within the Long Telegram, the Truman Doctrine, and NSC-68 helped foster the policies of BOTH BRINKMENSHIP and/or CONTAINMENT as a course of action when dealing with the Soviet Union. Of the COLD WAR crises listed below, briefly explain each. Be certain to UNDERLINE each event within the response. (30 points)
Berlin Airlift ‘48
Korean War ’50
Bay of Pigs Invasion ‘61
Berlin Wall ‘61
Cuban Missile Crisis ‘62

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