Summary Of President Woodrow Wilson's War Message

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In President Woodrow Wilson’s war message he is urging congress to declare war on Germany. He is presenting an understanding of America’s duty to spread liberty across the world. His goal was not to fight, but rather inform the German Empire there actions were unacceptable. In February 1917 Germany proved they were not willing to negotiate. They threatened world peace and democracy by announcing that German U-boats would attack every ship in the waters around Europe, regardless of purpose, nationality, or destination. In response, Wilson ended diplomatic relations with Germany days after the announcement. To add to the anti-German sentiment growing in America, Great Britain intercepted a secret note from Germany sent to Mexico. The German

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