Woodrow Wilson Argumentative Essay

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The fateful years of 1914 to 1918 was a crucial time not only for the world, also for the United States of America. In the year of 1912, Woodrow Wilson was elected as the twenty-eighth president, and soon many new responsibilities and forks in the road would arise during his reign. After the fateful World War I started, President Wilson put all his efforts to stay neutral between the two rivaled powers; the Allies or Triple Entente and the Central Powers. That was until the year of 1917, when America made its way into the war siding with the Allied powers. With stronger ties with Great Britain and France, the American troops greatly benefitted and aided the Allied powers in battle. When the war was finally silenced in 1918, it was during President Wilson’s second term as…show more content…
The first point that there would be no secret treaties was influenced by the Zimmermann Note. The Zimmermann Note was a “telegram from the German foreign minister to the German ambassador in Mexico that was intercepted by British agents. The telegram proposed an alliance between Mexico and Germany and promised that if war with the United States broke out, Germany would support Mexico in recovering “lost territory in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.”” (The Americans 379). This not only triggered Wilson to make the first point of his peace plan, but was also one of the causes that lead the United States to enter the war. Another point was the third point that “Tariffs and other economic barriers among nations should be lowered or abolished in order to foster free trade.” This third point discusses about establishing fair trade conditions among nations. The U.S. had fairly good trading relations with the British and the French and even Germany. However, when the war came, the British set up a blockade that prevented any trade with Germany or the German’s
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