Woodrow Wilson's Participation During World War I

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The decision of whether America should start making the necessary preparations for war or not became a big controversy. The president at the time Woodrow Wilson wanted to maintain a neutral policy, he also had mentioned that the idea of war was nonessential and “provocative”. However, later in 1915, he proposed an order to greatly increase the nation’s armed forces. Though, this sparked up a huge disagreement and scare to many Americans. The reason Wilson was reelected in the 1916 election during war was because of his want for peace. Democrats favored pacifism, they believed all war and violence could not be justified and all disputes should be settled peacefully. Not to forget, during this time period many Americans were foreign and still
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