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Devastated that you lost you went on a month long exploration of a part of the Amazon that no one, aside from the natives who lived there, had ever been. The river system you helped map was known as the River of Doubt and you and your team were able to map and travel down an area that no outsiders had ever done. When you returned to America World War I was on and you petitioned President Wilson to allow you to create a volunteer regiment like the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War. Fearing it would make you too popular and a threat to his presidency, and fearing what would happen if a former president were killed or captured in combat Wilson refused. All four of your sons would serve in World War I. Your eldest son Theodore junior would lose his life in World War I. You would never get over this loss. Woodrow Wilson You are Woodrow Wilson. You would become president of the United States and would also lead American into World War I. You began life in a library, as a lover of books. You went on to Princeton University, one of the top universities in the world, where you earned a Ph.D. in history and political science (government). You would go on to teach their becoming one of the most popular professors on campus and would become the universities president as well. As an academic, you created the theory of Moral Internationalism . Moral Internationalism says that because America is a strong, powerful, and wealthy country, America owes it to the world to be deeply involved. The theory said that social problems, problems of poverty, disease, racism, hunger, war could all be solved and should be. As a democracy with freedom, we owe it to the world to bring freedom and democracy to them. The criteria for getting involved in a world event is if we can help, we should go. Your theory rested on the idea that crises develop world wide and that America should at the very least be involved in them. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge and others would deeply disagree with you saying that American might, money, and sons should stay in America. He would go on to say that America should look out for itself first and be involved in creating a better America. When you were elected president Senator Lodge would raise these objections. Elected in 1912, you inherited a conflicted and growing country. On the domestic side the Women’s Suffrage Movement was growing. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone and many others were demonstrating in front of the White House on a daily basis demanding that women be given the right to vote. On the foreign policy side it seemed that their were needs and problems everywhere. In Mexico, since 1910 a revolution was raging. In April of 1914, seven American sailors visiting Tampico, Mexico, while on shore leave were arrested and detained for six hours. General Victoriano Huerta released them, but refused to apologize for arresting them in the first place, saying, that the sailors were in violation of Mexican martial law. Insulted and outraged you ordered troops to blockade the Mexican port of Veracruz.
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