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Introduction

President Woodrow Wilson was elected President of the United States in 1914. President Wilson expressed the view that as far as the war in Europe was concerned (1914-1918) Americans should remain neutral in thought and deed'. However, on his re-election in 1916, his private views concided with that of the Allied Powers, and the United States began to supply them with arms and loans.

In 1917 with the sentiment that the world had to be made 'safe for democracy', the United States entered the war, thus ending its neutrality and begining decades of involvement in European affairs.

Smith, G.A. (1992), The USA as a world power, British Association for American Studies, London.

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Overview of the USA in 1917:

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Jazz Age

Great Depression and the New Deal

American Foreign Policy 1917-1918

America's war effort (1941-1945)