30 Jan, 2017
US Entry into World War I
November 1916 – Woodrow Wilson wins reelection. Many of his surrogates campaign for him saying, “He Kept Us out of War.” These slogans outrage Wilson, who knows how close the US has come to entering the conflict. Only skillful diplomacy and patience had kept them out after the Lusitania and Sussex tragedies.
December 1916. After a brutal year of fighting Britain, Germany, the Ottoman Empire, and France hardened their hearts against peace. They had lost too much in 1916 – 1 million casualties