Woodrow Wilson And The Progressive Movement

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The United States of America’s involvement in World War I went against the very fabric of the country’s existence. Rejection of the founding principles of America by leaders like Woodrow Wilson lead to the nation’s involvement in the Great War. This involvement ultimately lead to greater instability and worldwide catastrophes. Woodrow Wilson and the progressive movement rejected America’s isolation, propagated a progressive ideology, and caused worldwide instability by intervening in the First World War. The roots of America’s isolated foreign policy are found in the preamble of the United States Constitution, which states, “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity…” The words "to ourselves and our posterity" declare to whom the benefits and protections embodied therein were to apply. These words further serve to confirm by whom and for whom, the government, thus established, administers. The government of the United States of America must use our military to ensure the protection of the nation’s common defense. It should not provide the defense for foreign powers. Thus, the nation’s posterity is unsecured when America engages in international wars Since the founding of the United States, the nation had maintained some sense of isolation from the troubled European…
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