American Traditions In Ww1

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As the war in Europe raged on, President Woodrow Wilson aimed to keep the United States out of the war, and many Americans agreed. It was an American tradition to stay out of the wars of Europe, and many people did not want to break that tradition. On August 4, 1914 Wilson formally announces the United States’ neutrality, encouraging Americans to be “impartial in thought as well as in action.” Even though America was neutral, several Americans sided with different countries. Many German and Irish Americans supported the Central powers. Other Americans supported the Allies, wanting to side with Britain. They shared a similar language, history, and culture. Slavic Americans also sided with the Allies. To win American support, the Allied and Central
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