Woodrow Wilson And The Spanish American War

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George Bush believes that America only went overseas in the past to promote and protect democracy. This statement that he made I agree to be correct on the surface. However, later on in the situations of the Spanish American War and World War I other intentions were discovered in the aftermath of these wars. Although the initial intention was to simply spread democracy this was not the conclusive result. Both after the Spanish-American War and World War I democracy was not spread. I will explain to you how in both of these cases democracy was said to be the reason why America went overseas but is not the result that came out of going overseas. I believe for the case of the Spanish American War that the president did originally have …show more content…
However, I believe that the men throughout the world and the men within American leadership did not have complete good intentions as Wilson did. As a part of the First World War, Woodrow Wilson created a 14 point plan to spread democracy and he genuinely believed in this plain to be successful. However, when he presented this plan to others, they did not agree and they did not want to back up this plan fully. I believe if they had supported Woodrow’s plan more, than democracy could have been spread much more efficiently under these circumstances. After World War I Wilson was all for promoting democracy however the leadership of America at this time made actions that would guarantee problems to occur later within Europe against America. After World War 1, Wilson went overseas to discuss his fourteen point plan with the rulers of the other empires of the world, and in this process only one of his points to his plan was accepted and implemented; this one point that was successful was the League of Nations. There was however a problem within this birth of the League of Nations and that was that when Woodrow came back home to America and confronted the citizens of joining the League of Nations, he was not supported and America was the only nation who did not join this group; this lead to serious issues which ultimately lead to the …show more content…
In the Spanish American War promises that were made were broken leading to a brutal war and a not so democratic solution. After the First World War Woodrow wanted to spread democracy but his fourteen point plan was not supported by the rest of America therefore not successfully spreading democracy overseas. In the case of when America first went overseas to begin associations with other nations, the motives that America had would be considered pure but turned into a situation that could be abused. When we refer back to Washington’s statement that America only ever went overseas to promote and protect democracy is not fully accurate but it can be believed that on the surface and right off the bat that America did only go overseas to promote and protect

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