The United States joined World War I in April 1917. There were multiple factors that drove the United States into joining the war. Some factors included economic interest, German violations, cultural ties, and for the chance to have a peaceful tomorrow. For the first three years of the war, the United States found it best to remain neutral as it had no need to join. America was focused on Latin America and Asia; thus, it had no interest in European problems.
In World War 1 a lot changed for the United States. One things that changed was their foreign policy. We know it changed because they went from a period of isolationism to being involved in world affairs. We are going to look at how the war changed American society, why they entered the war, and the foreign policy change. During World War 1 a lot changed about American society.
When President Wilson requested that Congress declare war on Germany, America was not ready to mobilize our troops for war. The United States had just begun to pull itself out of recession and were not ready for a war economically. Some Americans wanted to see the fall of Germany, but did not support sending our soldiers across the ocean. Despite all this, Wilson continued to push for American contribution in the war effort. Eventually, Wilson’s tactics won over and we were able to send large amounts of reinforcements into the war.
President Woodrow Wilson established America’s goal for joining World War I as “making the world safe for democracy.” At the conclusion of the War, President Wilson declared fourteen principles for peace to be used during the Paris Peace Conference, called the Fourteen Points. The most important of these points was the final point: a general association of nations with the guarantees of political and territorial independence and security. As the Peace Conference progressed, more nations ratified the Treaty of Versailles and joined the League of Nations, the embodiment of President Wilson’s fourteenth point. However, Senate the United States, from President Wilson’s own country, did not ratify the treaty.
In 1918 Woodrow Wilson delivered his 14 points speech to congress. He articulated the ideas that would later form the backbone of American foreign policy. The first world war painting a grim and somber picture showing Wilson the unavoidable international instability. Wilson itemized 14 strategies to ensure national security and world peace. Several points addressed several territorial issues.
The Great Compromise which was founded at the Constitutional Convention wasn't formed without trouble. Many of the delegates that participated in the convention were wealthy landowners and lawyers, who owned many slaves. They failed to notice the diversity that excited within the nation. As they talked how to repair the Articles of Confederation, issues would arise that would create continuous debates amongst each other. One of the issues that would arise would be the nature of the new government.
The Great Compromise represented the interest of those who wanted a strong national government and those who wanted states to have a strong voice by establishing a two-house Congress. History Alive, pg. 152 states, “The second house, the Senate, would represent the states. Each state would have two senators, to be elected by their state legislatures.” The Senate represented those who wanted a strong national government-the smaller states- because since their population was tiny compared to the massive population of the larger states, the Senate will make sure that all the states have an equal say in Congress.
Presidents are the leaders that shape our country. Especially America's first five Presidents, Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Monroe and Jackson, all helped shape our country to be what it is today. One of the most influential President from these five is George Washington. Washington had great accomplishments including being a groundbreaking president, ending the Whiskey Rebellion and the Neutrality Proclamation. Being the first, he set the bar high.
On January 8, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson proposed the idea of fourteen points. These fourteen points were suggested to aid the nations in creating a more peaceful relationship amongst them. As World War one took its tolls on nations all over the world Woodrow Wilson decided that something needed to be done to put an end to the bloody war, so he suggested his fourteen points that would hopefully end the war and even after the war continue to maintain peace and positive relations between countries. A few of Wilson 's points were not obtained, but a few were brought into effect, and these few points that were passed have helped to advocate peace. During the war every action was being taken to ensure the victory, for example, Germany
Germany was one of the major players in the First World War that started in the year 1914. The Treaty of Versailles, a peace treaty published after the war in 1919, largely blamed Germany for the war, forcing the country to disarm and pay a generous sum of reparation to the victorious side. Many historians still argue over whether this blame was justified or not; while most claim that Germany was the inexcusable cause, some counter that there were other factors to blame, such as Austria-Hungary. I believe that Germany was indeed responsible for WW1, not solely but for the majority of it, because they were what started the war in the first place.
Currently, me and other Americans are undergoing a change in government. Because there are numerous major flaws in the Articles of Confederation, Congress thought it would be best to draft a new Constitution. Hopefully, the people behind the ratification of the new Constitution are making the right choice. Apparently Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay are helping out.
The United States was so determined to stay out of the Great War in 1914 because overall the United States had no major stake in the outcome of the war and therefore they planned to stay uninvolved.Most Americans did not want to enter the Great War and the United States had a strong precedent of distancing itself from European political entanglements, which resulted in no desire to alter the tradition. Additionally, Woodrow Wilson, Congress, and Americans were united in this settlement.Woodrow Wilson asks the American people to stay neutral at this time in word as well as state. Additionally, he has domestic reasons for doing this because American public opinion is divided. According to the American Entry into WWI video,Wilson also does not have concerns about American security. He attempts three steps of neutrality to encourage others to stay out of the war.