America's Enterence into WWI was Ideological Essay

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Was America’s Entrance into WWI Ideological or Economic?

“Our object…is to vindicate the principles of peace and justice in the life of the world as against selfish and autocratic power and to set up amongst the really free and self-governed peoples of the world such a concert of purpose and of action as will henceforth insure the observance of those principles. Neutrality is no longer feasible or desirable where the peace of the world is involved and the freedom of its peoples…” Woodrow Wilson said this to congress when he was addressing them to declare war against Germany. He is aware that even though he had fought so hard to keep neutral that the Germans had just pushed too hard. Wilson continues saying that the Untied States
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Why did he change his mind? After the Germans pushed Wilson to a certain point he entered the war for justice and peace. The reason that America entered WWI was because of Wilson’s idealistic principles and morals. He continually talked to Congress about the moral issues until he persuaded them to allow America to enter the war. Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an unlikely president. He was born in Virginia and was the son of a minister. That is the reason for his strong morals and ethics. Wilson graduated from Princeton and studies law at the University of Virginia and became bored and dulled by the law practice. He went back to school at John Hopkins and received his Ph.D. in government and history. Wilson became and author and a great professor and wrote several books: The State: Elements of Government: A Study in American Politics, Division and Reunion, and a five volume History of the American People. He left his teaching job at Princeton and was elected the governor of New Jersey. The changes he put in place gave him national repute and soon got himself elected President. Wilson beat William Howard Taft and former President Theodore Roosevelt. Wilson is the only president that the Untied States had ever had that has held a Ph.D. He put in place a progressive income tax, the Federal reserve Act, the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Clayton Antitrust Act, a farm loan act, and a child labor act which won him much praise
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