how did some americans resist the rapid changes taking place in the post-world war 1 world?  

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The period of world history following World War I was a time of great change... It had to be, following such a destructive conflict that in some way touched every major nation in the world.  Many Americans had developed a bad taste in their mouths for all things European following the war.  They felt as if they had been drug into a "European conflict" that really had nothing to do with America itself.  Meanwhile, in Europe, the major powers were trying to pick up the pieces.  There were of course many disagreementes in the process; however, the one thing everyone seemed to agree upon was that no one wanted more war.  This led to the formation of the League of Nations, as outlayed in President Woodrow Wilson's 14 Points peace plan.  The League of Nations charter was seen to be a bold step toward forming a new order in the world.  Yet some were whole-heartedly against the League... many of whom were in America.  The main problem with the League of Nations, according to those who opposed it, was the fact that in the charter, there was a provision that required action on the part of League members should another member be attacked.  To many war weary Americans, this sounded like an invite to another "European conflict."