Woodrow Wilson took his country into the war to create a new order "safe for democracy"
What kind of American neutrality did President Woodrow Wilson pursue?
Founders established a durable tradition of non entanglement in the political affairs of Europe.
"So prudence and principle dictated u.s. neutrality, but the curbing America's right, as a neutral nation, to trade freely with the belligerents."
was traditional American policy in times of war and Jefferson's attempts to impose a trade embargo in 1807 had proved economically and politically disastrous.
"Yet all opportunities entail costs"
exports- grain and textiles, machine tools and munitions had to be shipped across the Atlantic
Why did the u.s. enter the war in 1917?
German submarines were attacking merchant ships and British ships that had Americans on board. Also the Zimmerman Telegram: which the Germans sent to Mexico encouraging Mexico to enter the war so that they'd get all get the land they lost to America back.
How were traditional liberties abridged during the first world war?
-indiv companies refused to let their locomotives be used on the track or rivals
-young men would be conscripted into military service, but then changed his mind because conscription would establish a rational manpower policy and avoid a chaos of volunteers denuding industry of vital skills.