American entry into World War

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American entry into World War

Post  fearlove on Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:50 pm

s World War I raged in Europe from 1914, President Woodrow Wilson took full control of foreign policy, declaring neutrality but warning Germany that resumption unrestricted submarine warfare against American ships would mean war. Germany decided to take the risk and try to win by cutting off Britain; the U.S. declared of war in April 1917.[51] American money, food and munitions arrived quickly, but troops had to be drafted, trained; by summer 1918 American soldiers under General John J. Pershing arrived at the rate of 10,000 a day, while Germany was unable to replace its losses.[52] The result was Allied victory in November 1918. President Woodrow Wilson demanded Germany depose the Kaiser and accept his terms, the Fourteen Points. Wilson dominated the 1919 Paris Peace Conference but Germany was treated harshly by the Allies in the Treaty of Versailles (1919) as Wilson put all his hopes in the new League of Nations. Wilson refused to compromise with Senate Republicans over the issue of Congressional power to declare war, and the Senate rejected the Treaty and the League.[53]

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