Woodrow Wilson Era refers to a period of varied reforms that took place throughout the United States over the first two decades of the twentieth century.
Signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Signing of the Treaty of Versailles,Oil on canvas by John Christen Johansen he American belief in reform and progress at the beginning of the twentieth century received a severe blow with the outbreak of war in Europe in Many had taken it as an article of faith that nations no longer had to resort to war to solve differences, even though Germany had been perceived as a threat to democratic nations by President Woodrow Wilson and others for years.
Wilson clung to the principle of American neutrality, but he was obligated to protect American maritime and commercial interests, which, as the war progressed, were being interfered with by both Germany and Great Britain.
Germany's decision to begin unrestricted submarine warfare in Februaryin retaliation for the British naval blockade, forced Wilson's hand. On April 2,he proclaimed that the "world must be made safe for democracy," and days later Congress passed a declaration of war against Germany.
After the war ended, Danish-born artist John C. Johansen portrayed the treaty-signing ceremonies at Versailles in The disillusion that accompanied the outbreak of World War I, supplanted by the enthusiasm and idealism accompanying America's entry into the war, returned in the final outcome.
The United States and the Allies won, but it was not, as Wilson had proclaimed, the "war to end all wars.
Americans turned away from idealism. Prohibition, ratified in the Eighteenth Amendment inis viewed by many historians as the last gasp of early-twentieth-century reform.
Many Americans then turned their attention to the more mundane matters of making money, consuming mass-produced goods, and immersing themselves in popular culture. The Roaring Twenties had begun.Wilson was successful in the Underwood Tariff because the Sixteenth Amendment ratified its legitimacy and set a standard income tax policy for the United States today.
Works Cited Wilson, Woodrow."Address to a Joint Session of Congress on Tariff Reform.". Thomas Woodrow Wilson is perhaps best remembered for his devotion to the cause of world peace in the formation of the League of Nations.
He achieved much more, however, during his two-term presidency. In an era of progressive idealism, he pushed the emerging United States .
Woodrow Wilson He had an estimated IQ of Wilson was the president of Princeton University from to before serving as the governor of New Jersey from to William Howard Taft was elected the 27th President of the United States () and later became the tenth Chief Justice of the United States (), the only person to have served in.
The government of the United States is a living system. As such, it is subject to subtle change and modification over time, but still maintains a constancy via its central nervous system-a congressional form of rule. Woodrow Wilson saw congressional government as "Committee" government. It is administered by semi-independent executive agents who obey the dictates of a legislature, though the 2/5(1).
THE PROGRESSIVES C h a p t e r 2 0 SUFFRAGE PAGEANT, On March 3, —the day before Woodrow Wilson’s Inauguration as President—more than 5, supporters of woman suffrage staged a parade in Washington that entirely overshadowed Wilson’s own arrival in Washington.