WWI essay

WWI essay - Chris Brock HIST 1101 March 14, 2001 Was...

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Chris Brock HIST 1101 March 14, 2001 Was American involvement in World War I inevitable? What forces worked to maintain neutrality? What forces propelled the country away from neutrality and into full belligerency? American involvement in World War I was inevitable and there were many factors that caused the Americans to see fit to become involved and interfere with other nations’ affairs. There were forces though that opposed those who were anxious to start fighting. The main force was President Woodrow Wilson, who first tried to avoid the topic of war because there was an election approaching. In addition to Wilson’s intensions, there was a large public sentiment against going to war, those who did not feel that America had the need to build up their military and make preparations for war and were large promoters of national and international peace. These two forces were the factors that mainly tried to maintain America’s neutrality. After Wilson was elected for his second term, having supported the antipreparedness forces, he soon changed his mind
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course HIST 1132 taught by Professor Fair during the Fall '02 term at GCSU.

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WWI essay - Chris Brock HIST 1101 March 14, 2001 Was...

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