Title

America's Diplomacy as a Neutral, 1914-17

Publication Year

1965

Keywords

diplomacy, foreign affairs, United States, neutrality, World War I, politics

Disciplines

Diplomatic History | International Relations | Military History | Political History | Political Science | United States History

Abstract

America's entrance into World War I has been a hotly debated subject for many years. The reasons for that decision to forsake neutrality have been discussed at great length. With modern scholarship many of the assumptions concerning the entrance have been done away with. Few people claim that the munition manufacturers or Wall Street shoved America into what had theretofore been a European conflict. And most adhere to the idea that the German submarine war was the chief factor considered when American leaders were striving to reach a decision.

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