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(Ca. 1890-1920)

By the end of the 19th century, global and domestic events led the U.S. to reconsider the advantages of isolation versus intervention in world affairs. The U.S. increased its role in the world and became enmeshed in global conflicts. Decisions related to isolationism and interventionism continue to be made today.

Possible Guiding Questions to Consider:

  • How does the U.S. decide when and why to intervene in world affairs?
  • What were the arguments made for the United States' expansion into territories?
  • What cases can be made for isolationism and interventionism?
  • What are some examples of unintended consequences that result from each?
  • How did the cultural diversity of the U.S. change during this era?
  • How did America's involvement in World War I change American history?

U.S. II Standard 3.4:

Students will explain the causes for U.S. involvement in World War I and the effects of the war on the home front, such as migration, trade, sedition act, shortages, voluntary rationing, and the Spanish flu.

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