However, meeting those requirements may not have been logical on the sides of the countries that the United States was working with. Another quote from the History Alive! Textbook proves Wilson’s push for his goals and wishes, which states, “President Wilson had not been able to preserve all of his goals. He did, however, get the other leaders to include a charter for the League of Nations in the final agreement.” This quote describes Wilson’s wish for collective security, which not only keeps Wilson active in his goals, but keeps America protected as well. The textbooks analyzes Wilson’s reasoning in this statement: “Wilson reluctantly agreed to the harsh treatment of Germany in order to gain support for what he saw as most important: the League of Nations.” The Treaty was created in support of keeping peace between countries, and in order for that to occur, reparations had to have been paid, and protection against future threats had to have been set in place.
America was focused on Latin America and Asia; thus, it had no interest in European problems. America continued to remain impartial and trade with all countries, but soon enough America was pulled into the war. Because the country was now occupied by immigrants, it faced cultural ties. At the beginning of the war, President Wilson decided it would be best to remain neutral. But, British propaganda was trying to convince Americans to join the war and become their allies.
A United States president had not yet been asked to negotiate other countries treaties. This once again shows that Roosevelt’s presidency revolved around acting in ways that no other president had needed to. Due to the fact that the Roosevelt was in charge, he was able to keep American interests in mind. Being in a position of power in another country allowed him to make decisions that would have never been reached, had he not been asked to intervene by the Japanese. He realized from the beginning that approaching the issue from a different angle would benefit the United States.
When others spoke of Nixon they said that he, “... took bold and imaginative steps to improve U.S. relationships with Russia and China” (Drew 61). Being known for his foreign policy acted as a personal goal of Nixon during his presidency. A visit to China donoted something unlike any other president had done before, and it helped to developed Nixon’s credibility as a foreign policy leader. “It has been said that Nixon 's trip to China and its results mark the most significant achievement in U.S. foreign policy since the end of World War II, because it shifted the global balance of power in favor of the United States” (“The Richard M. Nixon Administrations”). Along with his visit to China to help promote Nixon’s popularity in foreign affairs, Nixon utilized
Eleanor worked viciously in civil rights and later was an extremely important part in the foundation of the United Nations. The United States entry into World War two was not sudden and was not completely unexpected. Although the Roosevelt’s wished for the country to remain neutral they knew this was unlikely. Mass production of planes and tanks was underway far before the United States officially entered. In addition, Franklin felt it was the duty of the United States to assist their ally England and that they could not simply turn away at such a dire time.
From building libraries, to handling the Civil War with intelligence, and tying the nation back together and building schools, George Washington had started it all. He was one of our great Founding Fathers of the Constitution, and without a start, there would be nothing. In the same manner, Washington did fought to keep our country from invasion. He was not the type of president to have power over his head and demand unreasonable things. Even after the war, he was one to lead the country back to peace and keep the nation safe and away from
The first President to make claims about the world importance of the United States was Theodore Roosvelt who believed that the foreign policy was aimed at imposing the American policy for the balance of global powers. Woodrow Wilson appeared to be another personality who believed in the role of the US in promotion of democracy. He was seeking to keep America neutral in international relations performing the role of mediator, which was enhanced by the establishment of international organizations. Franklin Roosvelt also continued the line, and promoted the idea of international peace based on the American
Wood also fails to mention the Proclamation of Neutrality George Washington created to force the United states to remain neutral between the affairs of Britain and France. The question as to whether Washington had the authority to issue such a statement further divided the Federalists and the Democratic Republicans. The author believed that George Washington used his reputation of disinterestedness for the good of the country and yet his preoccupation of maintaining his reputation overshadowed his work, following his status as commander in chief. The extent to which Washington was willing to risk his reputation to significantly limited the actions and involvement he was willing to
President Roosevelt says that imperialism allows the United States to civilize other countries. This is wrong. People in the Philippines were denied freedom by the United States and many were killed. The United States only helped the Philippines get independence from Spain so the United States itself could get control of it. When the American people see the truth, they will renounce their support for imperialism.
Even though the speech itself gives off the message that Americans should remain neutral in the war, Woodrow’s speech also gives the idea that this means the United States has to guide other nations in restoring justice and peace to the world against Germany’s selfish interest and power hungry war acts. No other president before Wilson made this a huge pitch to congress as President Wilson did. Many Americans, at the time, shared these same views because our independence was fairly new as a nation. Wilson uses the line, “for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free.” to congress, in his speech to justify his want and need for war. He states to congress that it is needed so that all like-minded nations dedicated to peace, safety and justice can come together for the world’s