h151 response 3

h151 response 3 - Michael Joyce 9/26/07 History 151...

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Michael Joyce 9/26/07 History 151 Response #3: Woodrow Wilson Idealism Woodrow Wilson was a leading intellectual during the Progressive era of the United States. He set off to make the world a better place through his foreign policy with other countries, especially the European nations. Wilson wrote many controversial documents that many believed to be great ideas, but thought that they would be nearly impossible to follow through with. Wilson’s fourteen points and his creation of the League of Nations were prime examples of this. Because of Wilson’s great and perhaps unrealistic ideas, I believe Woodrow Wilson to be a dogmatic idealist. Though at the time Wilson’s ideas for U.S. foreign policy were thought of as unrealistic and perhaps even impossible to put into action at the time; these ideals live on today in our current foreign policies. American presidents have used these ideals of “Free Trade”, and “Freedom of the Seas”, mentioned in the fourteen points, as precedents that they have followed in the future when the ideas became more feasible. At the time,
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