America First Committee
(AFC)
   The AFC was formed in September 1940 in response to the outbreak of war in Europe in 1939. It quickly became the most influential voice of isolationism in the United States. The original members were Robert E. Wood, Charles A. Lindbergh, and John T. Flynn. The AFC’s policies were to encourage preparedness through the creation of a powerful U.S. defense to deter any foreign attack and to keep out of the European conflict. It opposed Franklin D. Roosevelt’s policy of “all aid short of war” and Lend-Lease. By 1941, the AFC had an estimated membership of more than 800,000 and 450 local chapters. It ceased to operate four days after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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