An Act to Enable Isolationism

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An Act To Enable Isolationism (Primary Pro)
Background Information:
Since George Washington’s administration isolation has always been at the forefront of debate, in the United States. He wanted the “country to pursue a policy of nonintervention with foreign powers”. It was the Monroe Doctrine that ensured the country would be an isolationist nation throughout the 1800’s. However beginning in 1898, after the Spanish American war America officially became an imperialistic nation. Later, World War I put us in a forefront of a global conflict. As nationalism grew strong and aggression grew towards America, we had to intervene. In World War ll. The war started in 1939 and America stayed neutral till 1941 when Germany and Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. After World War II we became the Super Power of the world. Now, we were deploying troops all over the world. For example, the Truman Doctrine asked congress for $400 million in military and economic expenses for Turkey and Greece. Also, the Marshall Plan insured direct financial aid to many European countries because of the damage that occurred during World War II. After September 11th, 2001 we became involved in wars in the Middle East.

War is costly, not only in human deaths, but also in cash. There is much to worry about with war and “U.S. troops are stationed in several countries, U.S. aircraft operate in nearly all international waters and U.S. fighter jets are the most technologically advanced ever known to mankind”. America spends more on national defense than any other nation to the point where it accounts for 37% of the worlds defense spending. Not only does it compare to the world, but in America id accounts for about 4% of the nation’s economy. The U.S. feels that they must contain or even excel the defense spending “in order to retain its strong presence in the world”. For example, America pays the most money per citizen a year to keep up with the spending. (U.S....
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