The History Book Club - THE FIRST WORLD WAR: PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSONS FOURTEEN POINTS Showing 1-17 of 17
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On Jan. Today and then, Woodrow Wilson is viewed as both a highly intelligent president and a hopeless idealist. The Fourteen Points speech was in part based on Wilson's own diplomatic leanings, but also written with the research assistance of his secret panel of experts known as "The Inquiry. The Inquiry was led by presidential advisor Edward House and assembled in to help Wilson prepare to start negotiations to end World War I. Much of the intent of Wilson's Fourteen Points speech was to oversee the breakup of the Austro-Hungarian empire, set out the overarching rules of behavior, and ensure that the United States would only play a minor role in the reconstruction.
Jump to navigation. How far has the situation been clarified at the present moment, 32 years after Wilson's death, years after his birth? In the case of Abraham Lincoln, the perspective of far less elapsed time authorized his admission to the Valhalla of American greatness. The same is true, with varying emphasis, of the founding fathers of the Republic. But since the death of Lincoln, no clear-cut agreement on immortal greatness in the case of any American President has been achieved.
This context does not mitigate the cruelty of his segregation order, but it does cast a kinder light on his worldview. Wilson was forced to confront the future of colonialism by World War I — specifically, the question of what ought to be done with the territories of the losing side. But Wilson offered a novel view on how to proceed nonetheless. Perhaps a Scandinavian nation could perform that tutelage function, Wilson mused. Such was the manner in which white men of means and influence discussed the fate of non-Western peoples in
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Woodrow Wilson and Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan came into office with little experience in foreign relations but with a determination to base their policy on moral principles rather than the selfish materialism that they believed had animated their predecessors' programs. - In November , when news of the armistice in Europe arrived in Cairo, Muhammad Husayn Haykal, a prominent Egyptian intellectual, was approached by a friend. She is not an imperialist country.
This committee prepared and distributed millions of leaflets and handed out posters. Journalism and posters supported fundraising, donations and state loans, and promoted mobilisation. President Wilson needed grand slogans to justify backing down from his previous promises. A number of principles were highlighted in the hope that Americans would be willing to make sacrifices for them. However, this was not an invention of the Wilson Cabinet.