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Wilson Essay

  • Submitted by: givemessay
  • on March 16, 2008
  • Category: History
  • Length: 715 words

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Wilson Essay

Wilson wanted what was best for America and its people, but I ask, did he really know what was best for us? Is Wilson considered a realist for understanding that war would make the world safer for democracy and it would be the only answer for peace? Or was Wilson fantasying when he thought that peace would be a result for what would soon to be a very negative resolution between the countries? His ideas of religion, democracy, and morality hurled his mission forward to obtain and grasp foreign policy and helped to support his stand behind the League. Wilson was steadfast and stayed neutral during a 3 year period by not choosing positions on either sides, but he did help the British “secretly or out of public view” with economic and military support. With his morals of support, Wilson drove America into a war that would, and has changed everything that Americans knew.
  “The present German submarine warfare against commerce is a warfare against all mankind...Armed neutrality, it now appears, is impracticable.” President Wilson states in his War Message that due to the events and attacks on America from the Germans, we will go to war to protect and defend human rights and power. Not to soak ourselves in victory or in spite of revenge. When the Lusitania got attacked and sunk by the German U-boats, Wilson knew that actions had to be taken and a vow of neutrality must be revoked. He could not allow German forces to stomp on our vision and blind our future. Now the only obstacle in front of making Wilson’s visions a reality was the American people. Convincing them that war is now inevitable and necessary was a task that even a man as great as Wilson, would find hard. But the attacks were not the end of the assaults from Germany. The Zimmerman telegram, was directed to Mexico from Germany, and further intercepted, it included the proposal of Mexico joining Germany’s team and in return, Mexico would gain support to win back the territory they had lost to...

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