In 1914, the "guns of August" erupted in Europe. Due to the "guns of August", a bloody battle broke out against Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Americans did everything in their power to stay out of this. They believed that the war was horrific, but they saw the war as a conflict between the imperial monarchies. Fast forward to 1916, Woodrow Wilson ran for his second term of presidency.
This then gave Woodrow Wilson, the running
Wilson viewed America as a nation of peace and he wanted to preserve this view. However, as time went on, the little things the U.S did while claiming its neutrality started to matter. Germans retaliated to the U.S trade with the Allies. One thing led to another and the U.S joined the war under the Allies’
However, their other possible reasons why the U.S. declared war on May 13, 1846, despite no official declaration of war from Mexico. According to Jennings, “If the war against Mexico demonstrated the potential for the Army to lead multifaceted teams to decisively win on distant and unfamiliar terrain, future endeavors in far-flung theaters will surely provide the opposite, and ultimately crucible, to do so once again” (48). If the U.S. were to be victorious in this campaign, then they would feel confident in future war endeavors. During this campaign, even though the U.S. was winning over the ill-prepared Mexican army, President Polk was blindsided by exiled General Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana who claimed that he was able to make peaceful negotiations with Mexico; if he was able to return.
America is a country where tenacious individuals unified, and took control over the land that is now rightfully ours. The grueling hardships of my ancestors must not go unnoticed and disregarded- we must take control back over our country. The savages are hindering our progress in the expansion of land ownership, and therefore hindering our progress as a maturing nation. Indian habitation immobilizes the advancement of population, wealth, and power, and the Removal Act will in turn correct these derailments. Andrew Jackson, who I support fully, made several important points about the aboriginal population and the importance of relocating them.
David Kennedy’s Over Here: The First World War and American Society gives the reader an in depth description of American history during Americas involvement in World War I. The book covers from President Wilson’s war message to Congress on April 2, 1917 to the Armistice on November 11, 1918 pointing out major dilemmas within the country, whether they are political, social, or cultural. Kennedy starts the book out with a prologue that sets the scene. After the prologue, Kennedy jumps into explaining the war and the thoughts of the American people about the war that was carried into the battlefield.
George Washington encouraged the United States to take a neutral approach, to avoid wars with nations in the future. Woodrow Wilson wanted to continue the policy of neutrality. He eventually asked Congress to declare war on Germany. The Government failed to sign the Treaty of Versailles and join the League of Nations. Many thought that joining the League of Nations would lead to war.
Wilson was in office when global trade became an important part of the economic system and he was expanding the market with countries such as Japan and Britain. As the war progressed, the United States continued to ship supplies to countries on both sides, when suddenly Germany’s naval submarines started to sink any ships that were entering British waters and that interfered with German blockade on Britain. When Germany sank the Lusitania killing over 1000 people, 128 of those American, the people of America started to think negatively about Germany and felt that maybe entering the war to put an end to Germany would be a good idea. Furthermore, Germany continued to sink more U.S. ships killing more U.S. civilians. Also, it was rumored that Germany and Mexico would unite as an alliance, and if victory over the United States happened, Mexico would gain back territory in the U.S. ( History.com).
This unknown fact of American being neutral or not, ultimately lead to the United States needing to enter World War I. Although the United States President at the time, Woodrow Wilson, explained the reasoning for the U.S. entering WWI was because of Germany’s submarine warfare, the violence toll that Germany took on America relates back to the concealed matter of the nation of the United States actually being neutral throughout the time before war
President Franklin Roosevelt was the president during the war. He was born January 30th,1882 in New York. President Franklin helped during the war by aiding our allies. He gave Britain a lot of reinforcement after the Nazi Party captured France. He also established an alliance with Joseph Stalin the leader of the Soviet Union, and many other axis powers.
As much as the United States wanted to stay neutral during World War I, it proved impossible. This meant the United States had to raise the forces and money to wage war. The United States had desperately tried to stay neutral. However, ties to Britain, propaganda, the sinking ships by German U-boats, and a German attempt in the Zimmermann Note to get Mexico to declare war on the U.S pushed the United States to get involved. Thus, the President during this mayhem is the most important figure for America.
Woodrow Wilson conflicts were political rhetoric and economic necessity. He wanted to make the economy advance for society. Wilson job was to expend wealth to share it to the new people being available in the system like, slaves, women, and immigrants. His political impact was to share the wealth for all social classes. Therefore, America started to globalized to expend and explore those before them, to optimize wealth and to show the rest of the world that the American Dream could be obtainable, because after banks, companies and families being in economy crisis, people around the world started to disbelieve in the American Dream.
On April 2, 1917, the 28th president of the United States of America, Woodrow Wilson, delivered a speech before the Congress in order to declare war against Germany. This period of history represents the first worldwide conflict and opposes the Allied forces of the United States, Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, and Japan against the Central Powers of Germany, Bulgaria, the Austrian-Hungarian empire, and the Ottoman empire. Woodrow Wilson involved the United States, which was originally neutral at the beginning of World War I when the Germans attacked and sank the Lusitania, a ship transporting ammunition to the allies but also American citizens. More importantly, in his speech, Woodrow Wilson explicitly states his opinion and purpose that ' 'the world must be made safe for democracy ' ' (Voices of Freedom 107) and that the immediate contribution of his nation to World War I would bring "peace and justice" (Voices of Freedom 105) to the world, as well as the end of the threatening expansion of
Woodrow Wilson said, "You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand" (Haden, Web). In this quote, Wilson is critiquing the idea of simply enduring the motions of life. As a leader, he is encouraging the pursuit of purpose and optimism in all aspects of life: both intellectually and interpersonally.