Tag Archive for Woodrow Wilson

WAR IS IN THE AIR

Wilson Prepares Congress for Conflict, But No Declaration Yet. The Shell-Shocked Words of a Poet. Special to The Great War Project (2 April) Pro-war meetings break out in rapid succession across the United States. “As March turned to April,” writes historian Margaret Wagner, “pro-war mass meetings occurred in Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Denver, and Manchester, New…

WAR FEVER BUILDS IN U.S.

Wilson’s Cabinet Votes for War But Disagreement on How to Support It. Thousands Meet, Cheer for War. Special to The Great War Project (26 March) Stalemate, bloody and murderous stalemate — that’s the state of play for the contending powers at this moment in the Great War, a century ago. Even as Russia plunges into…

PRESSURE ON U.S. INTENSIFIES

Wilson to Congress: I Am a Man of Peace, But U.S. Must Arm American Ships. The Slow, Slow Creep to War. Special to The Great War Project (26 February) With President Woodrow Wilson’s decision to break diplomatic relations with Germany a century ago, debate about possible American entry into the war heightens. “Debate about the…

A TRULY GLOBAL WAR

As 1916 Ends, A Yearning for Peace; But the Slaughter Continues. Special to The Great War Project. (1 January) As 1917 begins, the war just keeps on spreading, on all fronts. Eleven European nations are now at war, plus the Turkish Ottoman empire which is fighting mostly in Asia. The Allied side,” observes historian Martin…

BRITAIN REELING TOWARD BANKRUPTCY

A Catastrophe for US Munitions Factories French Morale ‘Cracking’ A Secret Deal to Bring the U.S. In Special to The Great War Project. (28-30 November, 1-3 December) As the end of 1916 approaches, Britain is going broke. “Not even J. P Morgan,” writes historian Thomas Fleming, “could come up with enough money to keep pace…

AMERICAN POLICY OF NEUTALITY UNDER FIRE

More American Deaths in U-Boat Attack. American Bankers Seek Huge Loan for Britain and France. Special to The Great Project. (4-7 November) The United States is struggling, unsuccessfully, to maintain President Woodrow Wilson’s policy of neutrality. More Americans are killed in a German submarine attack on a passenger ship, prompting louder calls for the U.S.…

U.S.-GERMAN RELATIONS CRUMBLING

Fears Grow that U.S. Unprepared, Should War Come. American Military Seen as Dangerously Weak. Special to The Great War Project (20-23 October) Serious tensions are growing between Imperial Germany and the United States. In Washington, the stance of the U.S. President Woodrow Wilson toward expanding national military preparedness is shifting dramatically. The American Ambassador to…