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To understand the United States involvement in these wars we must first be aware of the role each of these policies plays within our nation and the importance of these four objectives to the American people Democracy which is the classic liberal political tradition ensures the right of the people to determine their own government and is the foundation upon which our nation was founded Manifest Destiny is defined as the responsibility to work to living in social harmony or the belief that the US is to show everyone how to live best in mutual striving and social harmony Humanitarianism is described as the doctrine of ethics and humility toward the welfare of mankind worldwide Economic expansion refers to increasing the American market overseas which in turn guarantees jobs for the American middle class These four objectives have been key factors in the defining and shaping of our country throughout its history and they continue to influence our nation on the global spectrum as we enter the 21st century The US involvement in World Wars I and II did not occur immediately following the beginning of the wars Rather in WWI President Wilson who had built his re-election campaign around the slogan he kept us out of war entered the US into WWI shortly after his re-election Although Wilson had not specifically promised to keep the country out of war he declared that only a negotiated peace without victory would prove durable Bailey 722 Unfortunately when the German U-boats sank four unarmed American ships Wilson was left with no choice than to ask Congress for a declaration of war Primary objectives of entering the US into the war were not primarily to seek revenge on Germany Wilsons more important goal was to preserve democracy within the US and restore manifest destiny to a war-torn world Furthermore the US foreign policy of economic expansion contributed to the US involvement in WWI due to
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