The United States And The World War I

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President Wilson had no choice but to enter World War I to protect the American people and our way of life. Sometimes it is necessary to stay neutral and to not engage. Other times it is our duty to engage the enemy to protect our families, our freedom, and our way of life. President Wilson did all he could to remain diplomatic and finding a solution other than going to war with Germany and its allies. In the end he made the right choice to fight for this nation and the other nations Germany was trying to tear apart. “Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy formed the Triple Alliance in 1882.” (History Place 1.). This was one of many alliances that would lead up to World War I. Some of the other alliances included Russia and France that was in reaction to the Triple Alliance, Britain and Japan’s Naval alliance, and Russia makes an agreement with Britain. All of these alliances took place between 1882 and 1910 to see who could make the most powerful alliance. During all this the United States remained neutral and was not getting involved in the tensions ongoing in Europe. What originally sparked World War I was when an heir to the Austrian throne “Archduke Franz Ferdinand was shot and killed by a lone assassin on June 28th 1914.” (History Place 1.) After this death the Austrians were extremely angry at Serbia and wanted this to be fixed. Within the next few months the conflict seems to spiral out of control. By the end of August war has broken out and

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