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  • Wilson's Favorable Accomplishments During World War
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    Woodrow Wilson made several mistakes leading up to World War I. One of the most fundamental mistakes was his stance of holding Germany to a "strict accountability" for all American losses including American citizens sailing on Allied ships. Wilson claimed that freedom of the seas was being impeded by the U-boat blockade of the British Isles but protested only mildly of the British blockade of the Central Powers. Wilson insisted that Americans had the right to sail on any ship they chose. The onl...
  • Dueling Between Classes And Codes Of Honour
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    Throughout time, the image of the duel has transcended into our collective consciousness, so that there is hardly a person today who does not understand what the word means, even though there are practically no modern day duels. Anyone asked to define the word would be able to conjure up the image of two men standing face to face, for the purpose of settling a dispute and very likely leaving one of the men dead. The portrait of the duel has remained a constant in literature through centuries and...
  • Peace During The War
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    War does not always have the simple goal of killing as many of the enemy as you can. The motives behind war are often complex and not always vicious attempts to gain power. Often times a nation must enter a war to secure peace in the future. This was the case when Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war. Since the early days of the war when Wilson asked the nation to be impartial in their thoughts about the war, he fought to maintain the United State's neutrality. By sending his c...
  • Peace Between The Warring Nations
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    In the book, America's Great War: World War I and the American Experience, Robert H. Zieger discusses the events between 1914 through 1920 forever defined the United States in the Twentieth Century. When conflict broke out in Europe in 1914, the President, Woodrow Wilson, along with the American people wished to remain neutral. In the beginning of the Twentieth Century United States politics was still based on the "isolationism" ideals of the previous century. The United States did not wish to b...
  • Scottish Born James Wilson
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    JAMES WILSON (1742-1798) James Wilson, although he was not famous, was a very important member of society. He was the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a member of the Continental Congress, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and the first professor of law at Philadelphia College. He Was born in Scotland and came to New York during the time of the Stamp Act Highest Political Office: Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court Other Accomplishments: Member, Continental Congress ...
  • President Wilson In 1916
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    President Woodrow Wilson regarded himself as the personal representative of the people. "No one but the President", he said, "seems to be expected... to look out for the general interests of the country" (Internet 1). He developed a program of progressive reform and asserted international leadership in building a new world order. In 1917 he proclaimed American's entrance into World War I a crusade to make the world "safe for democracy". Wilson had seen the difficulties of war. He was born in Vir...
  • Wilson During The War The U.S.
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    The decade of 1910 was a decade of important presidential decisions as well as a decade of establishing the United States as a world power. The outbreak of World War I in Europe in August 1914 created many challenges to Wilson's skill and leadership in foreign affairs. (Ferrell, 110) In spite of the appeals of propagandists for the rival Allies and Central Powers, most of the U.S. was neutral on the subject and felt involvement was unnecessary unless Americans rights and interests were being vio...
  • Not The Government To Govern James Wilson
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    James Wilson's Trust in the People, Not the Government to Govern James Wilson, a member of Pennsylvania delegation, was a legal theorist, law lecturer and Supreme Court Justice. In 1787, as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Wilson helped draft the US Constitution, leading the fight for ratification in the state of Pennsylvania. In 1790, he engineered the drafting of that state's new constitution. His lectures during that year are considered landmarks in the history of ...

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