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What were the root causes for the US's sense of isolationism in the late 1930s?



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The major root cause for the sense of Isolationism portrayed by the United States in the 1930's was the Great Depression. With a World War I having just ended, the major economic catastrophe that hit the US caused our leaders to focus inward to affairs at home rather than abroad.