Essay on America 's Lack Of Freedom

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President Woodrow Wilson once said, “It is a fearful thing to lead this great peaceful people into war… but the right is more precious than peace and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried on our hearts” (Jackson). Germany 's lack of respect for Americas right of neutrality, the evidence for the Zimmermann telegraph, and Americas connection with the Allies led the U.S. to join the war the American people tried so hard to avoid (Sloan 2). Americas goal was to save the world through their economic goods, their democratic policies, and their mix of morality and Christianity, making the world a better place (The War). From the Progressive era to joining the war and right on into the Jazz age, America gained strength, but lacked a unified agreement over their future. In the Progressive Era the U.S grew to want what was better for the nation and to become the best they could be. Joining the war was not something America thrived on being a part of, yet through, what seemed to be, the only way they jumped into the horrible war to save not only themselves but everyone else. Entering into the Jazz age the United State found a new confidence and became known as the leaders of the free world. As a nation, America chose neutrality, but ended up being dragged into a war the Americans thought of as a horror.
Before the war started in 1914, ultimately over Franz Ferdinand’s assassination on June 28th, 1914, America was growing in what was known as the Progressive Era.…

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