At first, sentiment in America was strongly against involvement in the European conflagration. Americans wanted to remain free of the struggle between Europe�s great powers. Neutrality was the nation�s keynote.
But there were events that America could not control. A German submarine sank the liner Lusitania in 1915, killing 128 Americans in the process. But America refused to declare war on Germany. In 1916 President Wilson was reelected President of the United States on the slogan, �He kept us out of war.�
The following year the Germans announced that all shipping, whether belligerent or neutral, would be fair game to their submarines. This meant that American ships were no longer safe on the high seas. Seemingly, it left Wilson with no alternative. He reluctantly declared war on Germany, stating: �It is a fearful thing to lead this great peaceful people into war, into the most terrible and disastrous of all wars, civilization itself seeming to be in the balance.�
Wilson was so convinced of having God�s backing in his project that he insisted on attending the Paris Peace Conference in 1919�this in spite of the fact that many political friends thought that the President of the United States should remain independent of the peace negotiations. He believed that he had the people of the world behind him even if he did not have all the politicians. He was convinced that he was God�s instrument for peace. He, more than anyone else, had to go to Paris.
Neutrality was over, America was now embroiled in the worst war that man had known until then.
Actually the US did get involved in World War 2.
Why did the US get involved with world war 2?
World war 2
The u.s. DID get involved.
yes they were
The United States became involved in the World War II about March 1941.
the US by FAR.
December 8, 1941 was the date of the US declaration of war
The US was involved for 6 years from 1941-1945
Americans were tired of war.
the USSR and the US
Dec 7, '41.
The US contributed some 16 million personnel to the Second World War. I'd say that would indicate they did get involved.
World War 1 World War 2 Korean War
Yes. Japan fought against the US, Britain, and China in World War 2.
All of the oceans were involved in World War 2.
US, UK, Germany, Italy
The Japanese attacked them at Pearl Harbour.
The Korean War/conflict .
The Korean War ,