The American Of The United States Essay examples

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Dating very far back in American History, it is know what Americans were very reluctance to become involved in European alliances and wars. In fact, “At first their interventions were confined to the Western Hemisphere, whose affairs the Unites States had claimed a special right to oversee” (Eric Foner, Give Me Liberty, Chapter 19). America’s perspective on the world was different from the European societies therefor they choose to remain quietly in the background. However, American isolationism did not mean complete disengagement from the rest of the world; the progressive presidents were know to expanded the powers of the federal government in domestic affairs and they were not completely reluctant to project American power outside the countries boarders.
In 1914 when the Great War broke out, President Wilson has previously proclaimed American neutrality; however this time during World War I would be soon be known as the time when the United States made its first major departure of the Isolationist policy. Germany had provoked the U.S. into involvement and many believed that the U.S. had been tricked into joining the war for the wrong reasons. “American involvement in World War I lasted only 19 months, but it casts a long shadow over the following decade” (Eric Foner, Give Me Liberty, Chapter 19). After the Great War, Americans were disappointed to realize that the war was fought for null; World War I was not the “War to End Wars” as advertised by the government…

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