American Society after World War I
Speaking about World War I it should be pointed out that those who take an active part in the war probably suffered the most since the veterans that participated in the war, though in the World War I they were not so numerous as in the World War II but still there was a significant number of Americans who were volunteers and took part in Europe, could not adapt to the normal life in a peaceful countries they continued to suffer from psychological traumas they had after the war.
Furthermore, the US by all means attempted to avoid the repetition of the scenario of the World War II and take an active part in such a war. As a result, the isolationist policy had been chosen as the dominating in the countryâ€™s international doctrine. Invented and implemented by W. Wilson, this policy presupposed that the US would distance from the problems that occurred in the international policy between other countries and aimed at self-sufficiency of the US and their internal resources.
Naturally, such policy found its reflection in the social situation within the country. First of all, the immigration policy was extremely restricted as well as some political forces and trends were considered to be as inappropriate and even threatening to national interests of the United States. Such a policy, which originated mainly from the fear of the possibility of another World War and invasion of the country through not only external aggression but through internal instability and opposition as well, led to the development of social paranoia after the World War I.