Wilson did eventually send troops in, one of the first actions Wilson asked Congress to do during the war, was to declare war on Germany. He stated about this “The world must be made safe for democracy.” Roosevelt even highly disagreed to Wilson’s foreign policy, saying it was a failure regarding the atrocities in Belgium and the violations of American rights. “Roosevelt privately/not so privately said that Wilson was an abject coward” (Lukacs, pg. 4). Roosevelt, in my opinion, would have gone full force in the very beginning, not hesitating for a second.
Due to Article 10 and the limitations on armaments, which the senators objected, and the inability to compromise on the deadlock between the President’s beliefs and the Senators, led to the failure to ratify the Treaty of Versailles. These factors lead the senate to their decision, which left the world vulnerable for another war and the eventual demise of the League of Nations. The Fourteen Points were one of Wilson’s major accomplishments while he held office. Wilson introduced this theory on what he believed were successful measures in not only preventing Germany from beginning a war again, but to prevent all wars. After all World War One was the war to end all wars.
Therefore, we payed a price of many lives for little to no gain. I have a different view, however, on World War II. Once the war had started, it should have been interventionist all the way, from an economic and a patriotic point of view. The desire to avoid "foreign entanglements" of all kinds had been an American foreign policy for more than a century. A very real "geographical isolation" permitted the United States to "fill up the empty lands of North America free from the threat of foreign conflict.” President Roosevelt wanted to avoid war, especially since it was contrary to American policy which most if not all Americans were in agreement with.
At a time of such military aggression throughout Europe and Asia, the League had a chance to limit the activity of potentially harmful nations. With the United States not helping, the League of Nations not acting, the world was left vulnerable for another war and the eventual demise of the League of Nations. The League of Nations had officially been set in motion on January 10, 1920. However, the idea of an international peace keeping organization was brought forth far before this. For it was the President of the United States of America, Woodrow Wilson, who delivered his famous Fourteen Poi... ... middle of paper ... ...tion, whereupon much of its property and organization were transferred to the United Nations, which had recently been founded.
He was sworn into office on March 4, 1913 and about a year later, WW1 erupted in Europe leaving Wilson to decide what position the United States would be taking in this catastrophic world war. He ended up choosing to stay neutral, which played a large role in his reelection. The thoughts in every citizen’s mind were whether Wilson could keep this promise for neutrality and what he would do after the war was over. In the year 1915 when German U-Boats attacked the British ship, the Lusitania and jeopardized the safety of various American ships Wilson knew that neutrality could no longer be maintained after his two years of indifference in the war. This led him to ask Congress to declare war on Germany.
The feud between Siberia and Austria-Hungary would change the way foreign countries settled disputes forever. World War I was inevitable because neither Austria-Hungary nor Siberia was willing to come to a mutual agreement regarding the resolution of their disagreement in a peaceful way. The dispute between Serbia and Austria-Hungary went beyond a government level because the assassination of Francis Ferdinand was pe... ... middle of paper ... ...ns of livelihood.” The war was ruining the economy around the world because supplies were being depleted and commerce could not be conducted properly. The only way that the world could survive was to end the war. The Treaty of Versailles, 1919 was signed into law, which ended the war with Germany.
American ships were being stopped from entering ports in Sweden, Denmark and other neutral nations. (Stewart, p. 18) "The British government apologized but claimed that a well-supplied Germany might win the war and the British refused to take that chance and would continue their search and seizures." (Stewart, p. 18) The Germans became frustrated on the surface with the blockade implemented by Britain so they turned to "undersea warfare." (Terr... ... middle of paper ... ...ed against Britain. In Germany the food became scarce and the civilian morale dropped.
On April 2, 1917, Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war to make the world “safe for democracy.” However, there is still heated and debated argument going on: Could America’s involvement in Word War One been avoided by President Wilson? There are several reasons why President Wilson could not avoid getting America involved in WWI. The Germans attacked boats holding American civilians, America was threatened by Germany and the allies would have lost. For the first few years of WWI, America made sure to stay out of the way. However when the German’s attacked and destroyed the Lusitania, and other ships, carrying American civilians, many American’s were in an uproar about the American deaths and knew something had to be done to stop the Germans.
The primary causes of the war were England’s refusal to restrict trading with America, conflict with the Indians, and America’s ambition to expand. The results, however, did not reflect the desired outcome of the Indians, British, nor the Americans. In an effort to prevent any incidents that might cause America to go to war, Jefferson passed the Embargo in 1807, which created a "serious depression throughout most of the nation" (Brinkley 189). Congress then passed the Non-Intercourse Act in 1809, opening trade all countries but England and France. A year later the Non-Intercourse expired, and Macon’s Bill 2 was put into effect.
They wouldn’t be involved on any side in the war, but would offer loans, trades, and sell weapons to both sides. The U.S. stayed neutral up until 1917. They entered the war for many reasons, but some events were the real causing factor of the U.S. entering the war. The main reason was because of the Germans. Britain set up a blockade to turn back any vital supplies heading to Germany.