Summary Of Wilson's War Message To Congress

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In “Wilson’s War Message to Congress” written by Woodrow Wilson, it occurs in the time period before Congress enters the United States into World War I, 1917. Considering that in this document it explains how Woodrow Wilson says, “It is a fearful thing to lead this great peaceful people into war, into the most terrible and disastrous of all wars… we shall fight… for democracy… for a universal dominion of right… shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free”(Wilson, “Wilson’s War Message to Congress”). All through Wilson’s speech, he explains how the Imperial Government went against their word/promise to not harm, sink or destroy American ships and warn other vessels if submarines were sought to be destroyed. …show more content…

Shi, it occurs in the time period before, during, and after World War I, 1914-1918. Given that in this document it explains how WW1 started by “a Serbian nationalist assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand”(Tindal and Shi, “America and The Great War”). Throughout the article, information about how the Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente are formed. Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia and France for the assassination of the Archduke, which triggers Germany to help Austria-Hungary. The British declares war on Germany, because Germany tries to invade Belgium to attack France. This all leads to the First World War. Furthermore, into the article details show how the United States was publicly neutral, but secretly distributing the majority of the war supplies to the Allies. In addition, the article explains how the United States entered the, because of Germany sinking American ships and how the cause of Wilson’s stroke led to the decision in March 1920 of the refusal by the Senate to ratify the Versailles …show more content…

“Wilson’s War Message”, goes into detail on how the Imperial Government and Germany betrayed the United States promise and trust. He explains on how we tried to stay neutral and help both the Allies and Entente, that we should not get involve with such a dangerous war. Wilson finally had enough of American lives and ships being taken and destroyed, so he goes in front of Congress on the second of April in 1917 to ask for them to enter the United States in the war. However in “America and The Great War”, it goes way more into detail on how World War I started and why. Tindall and Shi explained how the two alliances formed, Germany and the United States dispute, which led to United States breaking off their diplomatic ties with Germany. Finally, it describes how the League of Nations was founded and the Versailles treaty in 1920 of

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