Wilson's Domestic Policy Effects

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In my opinion, the outcome of World War I harmed the domestic policies and systems of the United States. From the result of the war, there were changes dealing with politics, economics, and public opinions in the United States. Relating to politics, Wilson 's goal of the United States becoming part of the League of Nations was an overall negative effect on Wilson 's reputation. The constant nagging of Wilson to get the United States to join hurt his reputation by the people and the government. Although the United States did not join, the League of Nations was created but did not live up to the country 's expectations. The Treaty of Versailles also a benefactor in contributing negative outcomes from the war. Wilson 's struggle to get the Senate to approve the…show more content…
Because of this increase in money production, the countries were brought into periods of inflation. This hurt the economy of the United States because the United States could not perform affairs with the allied countries because of their debts. During the war, the United States spent a lot of money because of the necessity of new weapons and machinery in fighting. Since the major industries that were needed during the war were now insufficient, many Americans were now out of jobs. These debts and unemployment rates brought about the stock market crash of 1929. After the war, disillusionment towards the government spread throughout the world. These were just some of the underlying causes of the war. Many people believe that the immediate cause of the war was due to the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary (Coetzee, 23). Archduke Ferdinand was shot and killed due to what was thought to be a political conspiracy (Coetzee, 23). The Austro-Hungarian Empire immediately suspected Serbian complicity in the assassination and sought to frame a response that would both somehow punish Serbia, and make the world respect Austria-Hungary 's prestige and determination
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