Date Thesis Awarded


Access Type

Honors Thesis -- Access Restricted On-Campus Only

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)




Michael A. Butler

Committee Members

Kathrin Levitan

Adam Potkay


The 1930s marked Winston Churchill as an exile from his party and the political circles of England. He was excluded from occupying a position in the British cabinet and faced disdain for his continuous warnings against Nazi Germany. The 1930s marked the lowest period of Churchill's life, but an important one in studying Anglo-American relations. Churchill has long been understood as the architect of the 'Special Relationship' between the United States and England, with the birth of this union often understood only as a byproduct of the Second World War. However, this is an oversimplification of events. Throughout the 1930s, Churchill sought to craft this bond in an effort to prevent war and turned to the United States as a source of shelter from the neglect he faced in his nation. Winston Churchill was half American and had a lifelong connection with the country across the Atlantic.

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