Theodore Roosevelt's Role In World War I

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As much as the United States wanted to stay neutral during World War I, it proved impossible. This meant the United States had to raise the forces and money to wage war. The United States had desperately tried to stay neutral. However, ties to Britain, propaganda, the sinking ships by German U-boats, and a German attempt in the Zimmermann Note to get Mexico to declare war on the U.S pushed the United States to get involved. Thus, the President during this mayhem is the most important figure for America.
The United States would have entered WWI, much sooner had Theodore Roosevelt been the President in the period between 1913-1917 instead of the actual President, Woodrow Wilson. Teddy Roosevelt could never sit by and watch a fight. He either
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He was viewed as one of the most conspicuous heroes of the war. As President, Roosevelt held the ideal that the Government should be the great arbiter of the conflicting economic forces in the Nation, especially between capital and labor, guaranteeing justice to each and dispensing favors to none. Roosevelt ensured the construction of the Panama Canal. He won the Nobel Peace Prize for mediating the Russo-Japanese War, reached a Gentleman’s agreement on immigration with Japan. Some of Theodore Roosevelt’s most effective achievements were in conservation. He added enormously to the national forests in the West, reserved lands for public use, and fostered great irrigation projects. He crusaded endlessly on matters big and small, exciting audiences with his high-pitched voice, jutting jaw, and pounding…show more content…
Developer of progressive reform and international leadership with building a new world order. And leading America into war in order to “make the world safe for democracy.” Through witnessing the end of the American Civil war and observing former Confederate President, Jefferson Davis. Spending a majority of his youth in the state of South Carolina where it was the first state to secede from the Union at the beginning of the Civil War. Being elected of all the Presidents in the South, and known for being the “most Southern”. And heavily influenced by a film and book called Birth of a Nation, which made him an admirer of the Ku Klux Klan. His presidency would demonstrate the underachievement of the Progressive Era in that while the reforms helped the white middle and working class. And it little to promote the welfare of the ethnic minorities, and
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