Crotts 1 Hilary Crotts HIS 132-620 President Woodrow Wilson’s 14 Points Speech President Wilson indeed promised the American people that America would stay neutral during The Great War better known as World War I. He went as far as issuing a formal proclamation of neutrality according to the textbook (Faragher et al. P 487). Unfortuantely, he wasn’t able to keep the neutrality, from intercepting the Zimmeman note, to Germany sinking seven of Americas merchant ships he had declare war. On April 2, he made his case, reflecting his deeply held belief that America had a special mission as the worlds most enlightended and advanced nation: within this sppech Wilson says, “for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free” (Faragher et al P 488). Even during the declaration of war President Wilson just wanted world peace. Almost a year later in January 1918, Wilson laid the blueprint to peace with his Fourteen Points speech to Congress.
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