"What if Nobody Wants Us"
Quotes from the film:
“There's a chance that America doesn't want us. Who's to say that we'll be allowed in?"
~ Malvina, 11 years old in 1940
“There was a very very strong isolationist tendency in the United States at the time and people didn't want to get involved in the European affairs."
~ Harry, 18 years old in 1940
Isolationism is a national foreign policy of detachment from other nations. Why do you think there was a strong isolationist feeling in the United States during World War II?
Dig a little deeper....
Why do you think there were hate speeches in the US at the time? How could a person or a group have countered these hate speeches?
Dig even deeper....
Look at this Dr. Seuss Political Cartoon that you saw in the film. What are three things that stand out to you?