For much of the early 20th century, the United States was isolated from European and international affairs in general. Thomas R. Marshall, the 28th Vice President of the United States, on the other hand, believed that the United States should have taken a more direct role in international politics.
Particularly concerned with the rise of fascism, Marshall believed that the United States should have become involved in European politics to prevent the rise of Hitler and the atrocities that followed. And the best of all? He predicted this years before Hitler seized power in 1933.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Marshall was not a particularly popular vice president, especially with its president, Woodrow Wilson, and his first lady, Edith Wilson, who felt Marshall was “rude.”