Woodrow Wilson War Message Analysis

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War Message
Try putting yourself in someone else’s shoes that could risk the lives of millions. On April 2, in 1917, Woodrow Wilson delivered his speech, “War Message.” Woodrow Wilson delivered this speech four days before he made a life changing decision to enter into WWI. Woodrow Wilson urged for neutrality, but the United States was preparing for their involvement in the war by strengthening the Navy. Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president of the United States during this moment of major decision making. Woodrow Wilson’s speech, “War Message” was important because diplomatic relations with Germany were severed and war was about to break out. A resolution for war was passed by congress. Woodrow Wilson’s speech had a huge impact on congress’ decision.
Could you imagine having to make the decision of whether your country will enter into war or not? On February 1, Woodrow Wilson released the extraordinary announcement of the Imperial German Government. The Imperial German Government’s purpose was to put aside all restraints of law or of humanity and use it’s submarines to sink every vessel. “The present German submarine warfare against commerce is a warfare against mankind,” Woodrow Wilson mentioned in his speech. This speech was monumental because it convinced American citizens entry into the war was necessary, brought America into a devastating war, probed America was a power of the world, brought women into workplaces, and it pushed for women’s suffrage. Not every
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