This flowchart represents the views of the Americans during the early 20th century. Until WWII, we were a largely isolationist nation. We didn’t even get involved in an organization we created for fear of being dragged into foreign conflicts. We stayed economically isolated during the twenties because we were very independently stable due to buying on credit and mass production. This continued in the great depression because we didn’t want more debt to other nations. Many immigration quotas were passed because Americans didn’t want unskilled immigrants taking their jobs. People were thrown in jail many times due to their socialistic viewpoints. All of these things contributed to American isolationism. This is why the group of isolationists were so diverse, because no matter what point they took, they always came back to isolationism.