Before beginning this discussion, make sure to read the Module Notes and Chapter 24: “World War II (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” in The American Yawp. In addition, view the excerpt “American Isolationism (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” [Video, 02:39 minutes] from World War II: The Road to War and read the following primary sources: Roosevelt, F.D. (May 1941), Unlimited National Emergency (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., and Lindbergh, C. (September 1941), Des Moines Speech [PDF, File Size 77 KB]. You may also choose to listen to a selection from Lindbergh’s speech (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video, 9:16 minutes].
Consider world events in the early 1940s, and then compare Roosevelt’s warnings with Lindbergh’s. Try to imagine reading these speeches in the context of 1941, rather than the present day.
Using the primary and secondary source materials above as evidence, consider the following in a post of at least 250 words:
What are the respective “warnings” about foreign affairs given by President Roosevelt and Charles Lindbergh?
What do you think would be the public’s reaction to each person’s speech, and why?
Your initial post must substantively integrate evidence from the assigned readings, including at least two full citations in proper APA (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. or Chicago (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. style.
Your initial post is due by Thursday at 11:59 PM. Your responses are due by Sunday at 11:59 PM.
Consult the Discussion Posting Guide for information about writing your discussion posts. It is recommended that you write your post in a document first. Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to make your initial post, click on “Reply.” Then copy/paste the text into the message field, and click “Post Reply.” This is a “post first” discussion forum. You must submit your initial post before you can view other students’ posts.
To respond to a peer, click “Reply” beneath her or his post and continue as with an initial post.
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