Unit 5 Class Notes- imperialism and wwi american Expansionism


But the right is more precious than peace



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But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts……democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own Governments, for the rights and liberties of small nations, for a universal dominion of right…..as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world safe for democracy.




    • To such a task we can dedicate our lives and our fortunes, everything that we are and everything that we have, with the pride of those who know that the day has come when America is privileged to spend her blood and her might for the principles that gave her birth and happiness and the peace which she has treasured.

  • April 8, 1917- Congress declares war on Germany. The U.S. would now have to mobilize for war!

America Mobilizes
In April of 1917 the United States was ill prepared to enter the war in Europe. With a regular army of on 200,000 men, Congress and the nation would have to unite to mobilize for war. From raising an army to building a war machine, America would grease of gears of its industrial might in preparation for the battle across the Atlantic.




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