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  America First Committee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
AFC was established 4 September 1940 by Yale law student R.
The America First Committee had its share of prominent businessmen as well as the sympathies of political figures like Senator Burton K. Wheeler, Senator Gerald P. Nye, and Socialist Party leader Norman Thomas, with its most prominent spokesman being Charles A. Lindbergh.
Philip Roth's controversial novel The Plot Against America (2004) is based on an alternative history developed by Roth, in which America First's ideology prevailed in the early 1940s and a Lindbergh presidency saw the growth of Anti-Semitism in the United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/America_First_Committee   (1792 words)

 The America First Committee
AFC member and actress Lillian Gish said she was fllisted from film and theater and offered a $65,000 movie contract if she resigned.
In its day-to-day business, the AFC challenged Roosevelt's and the Congress's war-related measures (Lend-Lease, the destroyers-for-bases exchange with Britain, the occupation of Iceland, the Atlantic Charter, aid to the Soviet Union, the extension of the draft) and rebutted each argument made for direct or indirect involvement in the war.
On December 11, the national committee of the America First Committee voted to disband the organization.
www.fff.org /freedom/0495c.asp   (1354 words)

First there were what Selig Adler calls "the spiritual heirs of Theodore Roosevelt," who, "in league with the generals and admirals, fought for large military budgets." These Eastern internationalist Republicans, epitomized by Wendell Wilkie, made sure that the GOP would fail to provide any real critique of FDR's warmongering foreign policy.
The AFC was smeared relentlessly by the opposition, and yet its chief spokesman and most famous partisan, Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, was allowed to make a widely publicized address in which he singled out "the Jews" as one of the main organized groups pushing us into war.
For the legacy of America First is our legacy: it is the heritage of all those who see war as the health of the state, and our policy of global intervention as the main obstacle to the restoration of our old Republic.
www.antiwar.com /justin/j082302.html   (3888 words)

 America First: the Anti-War Movement, Charles Lindbergh and the Second World War, 1940 - 1941
America First had lost a battle It was still determined to stay out of the war.
America First remained to the end an uncomfortable alliance of isolationists, pacifists, enemies of England, opponents of Roosevelt and friends of Germany.
Not all of the AFC Congressional group was from the West and Midwest.
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 America First, Fallen Hero "Will It Run" excerpted from the book The American Axis
When Lindbergh took the podium at an America First rally on September 11 in Des Moines, Iowa, a week after the meeting with Ford, his speech began on a familiar note: "It is now two years since this latest European war began.
With the AFC in disarray, the Executive Committee convened on September 18 to decide whether to repudiate Lindbergh's comments.
On October 5, one of organized labor's most prominent isolationists, Carpenter Union chief William Hutcheson, abandoned his anti-intervention position and resigned from America First."' John Flynn pleaded that, unless the AFC acted quickly, the movement was in danger of collapse.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /Fascism/America_First_TAA.html   (2545 words)

 Des Moines Speech- America First Committee
First, the British: It is obvious and perfectly understandable that Great Britain wants the United States in the war on her side.
But our interest is first in America; and as Americans, it is essential for us to realize the effort that British interests are making to draw us into their war.
First, we agreed to sell arms to Europe; next, we agreed to loan arms to Europe; then we agreed to patrol the ocean for Europe; then we occupied a European island in the war zone.
www.charleslindbergh.com /americanfirst/speech.asp   (2715 words)

 First Committee's Design for the Great Seal - 1776
Jefferson, be a committee, to bring in a device for a seal for the United States of America." – July 4, 1776, Journals of Continental Congress
Although these distinguished committee members were among the ablest minds in the new nation, they had little knowledge of heraldry.
The same day Congress received the committee's report, it was "Ordered, To lie on the table." In other words, Congress was unimpressed by their design.
www.greatseal.com /committees/firstcomm/index.html   (686 words)

 Love America First
Cox has formed a national staff and committee chairman in over 25 states and volunteers in over 100 counties in three early primary/caucus states.I am hoping he begins to recieve some national attention and is able to participate in debates over issues before the primary/caucus voting.
Between the shady business of their funding issues, helping America’s enemies, spying on their own members, and FBI concerns; there are many reasons besides illegally obtaining classified information that the ACLU should be investigated.
At first I thought that it was my imagination, as we seemed to be getting more support from the passers-by than usual, but as I spoke with other Freepers they got the same impression too.
loveamericafirst.blogspot.com   (10760 words)

 Lowell Lecture Series: America First? America Last? America...
America Firsters ranged from the historian Charles Beard to the young Kingman Brewster, not to mention a brilliant young football coach at Yale, Gerald R. Ford.
The country is now dividing as it did a half-century ago between those who think America comes first versus those who favor Empire and the continued exertion of force everywhere, in the name of democracy, something not much on display here at home.
In the First Amendment to the Constitution, the founders made it clear that this was not to be a sky-god nation with a national religion like that of England from whom we had just separated.
www.dce.harvard.edu /pubs/lowell/gvidal.html   (4304 words)

 Charles Lindbergh's Noninterventionist Efforts & America First Committee
America First Committee, founded in September 1940, was the most powerful isolationist group in America before the United States entered World War II.
America First was dissolved four days after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
Speech was scheduled for an AFC rally in Boston on December 12, 1941.
www.charleslindbergh.com /americanfirst/index.asp   (1628 words)

 America First Committee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The America First Committee (AFC) was established in September 1940.
Supporters of the America First Committee in the Senate attempted to defeat the administration's Lend Lease proposal.
The AFC influenced public opinion through publications and speeches and within a year the organization had 450 local chapters and over 800,000 members.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAfirstC.htm   (2784 words)

 The New American - John T. Flynn: Principles First - January 31, 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
America, he contended, was headed in the direction of fascism.
Continuing his warnings about growing fascism in America, he wrote in 1941 that it should not be associated with "such grotesque and futile excrescences as the Bunds, Christian fronts, and the like." He wanted the docile American people to realize that our nation was being undermined from within to accept a despotic ideology.
Differing markedly from KAOWC’s intellectual approach and its distance from the people, AFC was to be a mass movement formed to unite large numbers of citizens around the issue of keeping the nation out of war.
www.thenewamerican.com /tna/2000/01-31-2000/vo16no03_flynn.htm   (4140 words)

 America First Credit Union :: Noting the Dedicated Service of a Credit Union Leader
They are men and women who by their contributions to their occupations, civic groups, churches, and volunteer organizations are making a difference in the lives of people now and for years to come.
His first job, at the age of 13, was delivering papers both morning and evening.
While at CUNA, he formed the first political program that was the forerunner of every state and credit union advocacy group.
www.americafirst.com /about_afcu/news/article.cfm?id=450   (609 words)

 America First Committee
The America First Committee (AFC) was organized in July 1940 to oppose America's potential intervention in World War II.
The tide of public opinion was moving against isolationism and the committee was not able to prevent the reelection of Roosevelt in 1940.
Many leading right-wing members of the committee vowed to continue fighting for the principles of the America First Committee, and revived the America First Party during the war, but most members vowed to fully support the war effort.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h1643.html   (684 words)

 Charles Lindbergh
The America First Committee was created in September of 1940 and was against entering WWII.
The task of the AFC became to equate financial support with war.The committee lack of focus to the crimes that Hitler was perpetrating against
This did not make all members of the AFC sympathetic to Germans or their cause many were just trying to stay out of the war.
history.sandiego.edu /gen/st/~kaitlyn-06/America.html   (456 words)

The domestic character in the America First movement, is largely unsung because the shapers of the political culture have gone to great lengths to dispel the meaning of individual sovereignty.
America First is the sensible and honest alternative to the continuous failures of the last century.
Populism is the political answer, American First is the correct policy, and Liberty is its eternal reward.
batr.org /americafirst.html   (2212 words)

 Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies (CDAAA) was an American political action group formed in May 1940.
The CDAAA disagreed strongly with another powerful group, the America First Committee, who advocated complete neutrality and non-intervention.
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December, 1941, effectively brought an end to both the CDA and the America First Committee.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Committee_to_Defend_America_by_Aiding_the_Allies   (352 words)

 The History Buff, Original Historical Autographs & Manuscripts
The America First Committee (AFC) was founded in September of 1940 not long after Germany's invasion of Poland.
While the America First Committee had its share of prominent businessmen as well as the sympathies of political figures like Senator Burton K. Wheeler or Senator Gerald P. Nye, and future President Gerald Ford, no one figure was more representative of the movement than Charles A. Lindbergh.
The heart of Lindbergh's arguments, as it would be in his America First speeches, was his advocacy of a hemispheric defense.
www.ehistorybuff.com /lind_check.html   (389 words)

 HireVetsFirst: President's National Hire Veterans Committee
The President's National Hire Veterans Committee (PNHVC) is the result of historic legislation passed by bipartisan majorities in the 107th Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush on November 7, 2002.
The Jobs for Veterans Act, Public Law 107-288, established the President's National Hire Veterans Committee within the Department of Labor and authorized the Secretary of Labor to appoint its members.
To facilitate employment of veterans and disabled veterans through participation in America's national labor exchange and other means.
www.hirevetsfirst.gov /committee.asp   (110 words)

 Munitions Investigating Committee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Military Affairs Committee accepted the proposal and as well as Nye and Vandenberg, the Munitions Investigating Committee included James P. Pope of Idaho, Homer T. Bone of Washington, Joel B. Clark of Missouri, Walter F. George of Georgia and W.
The committee was also highly critical of the nation's bankers.
But that committee and its members have said again and again, that it was war trade and the war boom, shared in by many more than munitions makers, that played the primary part in moving the United States into a war.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAmic.htm   (1363 words)

 America First Credit Union :: Sponsorship Eligibility and Guidelines
America First Credit Union is committed to actively supporting the communities in which our members live and work.
All requests for sponsorship/donation funding must be on an official America First Credit Union Sponsorship Request Application.
At the committee meeting, your request will be evaluated based on the information you provide.
www.americafirst.com /about_afcu/sponsorship.cfm   (629 words)

 Name CVN78 USS America
He was first assigned as athletic director and gunnery division officer, then as assistant navigator, with the MONTEREY which took part in most of the major operations in the South Pacific, including Truk, Saipan, and the Philippines.
During the summer of 2006, subscribers to CVN78.com, the USS America Carrier Veterans Association (www.ussamerica.org) as well as veterans and citizens across the country continued to lobby those members of the House of Representatives responsible for reconciling the house and Senate versions of NDAA-2007 to remove SA-4211 from the final version.
Naming this great ship AMERICA will be a uniting influence on our country and bring a halt to the recent practice of putting the names of living current or former political office holders on these great ships.
www.cvn78.com   (1399 words)

 The American Spectator
pre-World War II "America First Committee," an organization that was fanatically dedicated to isolationism and keeping America out of any involvement in European or Asian struggles.
Four days later, on December 11, 1941, the national committee of America First -- the celebrities, the politicians, the retired generals -- quietly voted to disband.
By 1942, America First and its cause was a liability for candidates for the Senate, House and even state governorships.
www.spectator.org /dsp_article.asp?art_id=10320   (858 words)

 "An Independent Destiny for America": Charles A. Lindbergh on Isolationism
The interwar peace movement was arguably the largest mass movement of the 1920s and 1930s, a mobilization often overlooked in the wake of the broad popular consensus that ultimately supported the U.S. involvement in World War II.
On the right wing of the antiwar movement, Charles A. Lindbergh, popular hero of American aviation, was a champion of diehard isolationism and a prominent member of the America-First Committee, organized in September 1940.
But it does mean that the future of America will not be tied to these eternal wars in Europe.
historymatters.gmu.edu /d/5163   (338 words)

 America First Committee Charges Roosevelt with Fighting a One
But diehard isolationists vigorously resisted what they perceived as an inexorable slide toward war by seeking to rally the public against the president.
The isolationist America First Committee, in a treatise published on 23 September 1941, disputed Roosevelt's account of the American-German naval incidents and demanded that Congress check his war-making authority.
His asserted justification for this sudden move, admittedly involving danger of involvement in a "shooting war," arose out of the sinking of three merchant ships and attacks on two American warships....
web.mala.bc.ca /davies/H324War/america_first_committee_charges_.htm   (547 words)

 America First Committee
The very lifeblood of democracy is study and analysis, conference and discussion of national issues by all citizens.
Membership in the America First Committee is open to all patriotic citizens.
America First Committee Bulletin #142A, March 21, 1941
www.macalester.edu /courses/hist90/amfirsti1index.html   (85 words)

 biographies Charles Lindburg isolationist sentiment in America
Lindburg, the famed Lone Eagle who made the first solo flight across the Atlantic, was one of the most respected men in America.
He began speaking at AFC events in April 1940 in protest of Roosevelt Administration efforts to support the Allies (Britain and France) against Germany.
Lindburg, the famed Lone Eagle who made the first solo flight across the Atlantic in 1927, was one of the most respected men in America.
histclo.com /bio/l/bio-lindc.html   (1438 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
We believe the leaders of the America First Committee when they say that they want no financial support form subversive elements.
We believe that the America First leaders would prefer that persons of un-American ideal stayed away from America First rallies.
The point is that un-American organizations have made appeals for contributions of money to America First.
www.macalester.edu /courses/hist90/Amfirst16.html   (121 words)

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