The War I And World War II Essay

1147 Words Nov 12th, 2016 5 Pages
America chose to be neutral when World War I and World War II began in Europe. With America’s positon on neutrality, each war presented their own dilemmas in addition to many similarities. America’s resolve to reframe from entering war, respectfully eroded into America’s decision to enter each war. The wars that were fought primarily overseas had a direct impact on the potential freedom of America and each war proved that they could not isolate themselves from foreign agenda. European competition created a power struggle of nations in Europe, resulting in the beginning of World War I in Europe in 1914. Two alliance systems were in opposition, the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy and the Triple Entente of Britain, France, and Russia. America chose to remain neutral, citizens and president Woodrow Wilson did not want to enter into the War. American citizens became at odds and represented different interests. Citizens that were of German and Irish decent, opposed war because they supported Germany and a central power. Citizens that were of British and French decent supported the allied front. Many other citizens just wanted to stay out of Europe’s problems or just wanted peace. Woodrow Wilson wanted everyone not to take sides and claimed neutrality in the onset of World War I, however he believed that a German victory would destroy free enterprise and government by law. Consequently, he continued to support the side of allied…

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