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When the United States Congress finally gave its approval to enter the First World War on April 6, 1917, the decision was cataloged by most analysts as inevitable. Author Patrick Gregory explains how the country reached that point. The road to war had begun a little more than two months before, when the German imperial government decided to resume its war policy of unrestricted submarine attacks on the coastal waters around the British Isles. In other words, they would attack each and every one of the shipping vessels that passed through there, including US vessels. However, the war had not always been "inevitable". Be neutral For two and a half years, then-US President Woodrow Wilson had managed to weave a delicate political balance to keep the country out of the European conflict, often facing intense domestic political opposition.
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An electoral car promotes the re-election of Wilson with slogans such as: "Who kept us out of the war?"Hulton Archive / Getty Images Wilson was a reserved and severe intellectual, a descendant of Scottish Presbyterians. His traumatic experience as a child of a southern state during the American Civil War led him to decide that the country should be left out of the European conflict when it began, in 1914 .
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