The War And Wilson Essay

657 words - 3 pages

President Wilson was known to have a great impact on postwar negotiations and for providing the momentum that changed how international relations were handled after World War I. Although Wilson and his ideas were of interest to the world because he championed for human rights and equality for smaller nations and groups of people, there were contradictions and flaws when these principles were put into practice.
People of different races and nationalities from around the globe placed their hopes and dreams for a better humankind in the hands of President Wilson. His ideas espoused that no group or nation was undeserving of human rights, equality and self-determination no matter how big or small they were (The Wilsonian Movement: Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism, Erez Manela, 44). Wilson was well received and able to gain the support of people everywhere because he created the Committee of Public Information (CPI) to implement an aggressive campaign at home and abroad. The campaign included publishing his Fourteen Points in as many languages as possible and using every medium available to present his principles to the world. The presentations and message created by the CPI raised the expectation that every country should follow America’s way of life and government (Manela, 48-51). With Wilson’s ideas being spouted and passed about in every direction, people had no choice but to hear his plans. The belief that everyone has an opportunity to move forward , be treated fairly and that Wilson was going to lead them into a changing world had people too caught up to realize the details of his plans did not include everyone.
Once it was time to put Wilson’s principles to use their faults were discovered and problems ensued. They were not meant to be applied to colonial possessions, countries outside of Europe, or towards minorities such as African-Americans and women from his own country. Wilson’s Fourteen...

Find Another Essay On The War and Wilson

An Analysis of Arthur Link's Book, Woodrow Wilson Revolution, War, and Peace

1509 words - 6 pages In his book, “Woodrow Wilson Revolution, War, and Peace” by Arthur Link, Link walks step by step through President Woodrow Wilson’s career beginning from the time he was born and focuses on his role during and after World War I. Through his entire book, Link acts as an apologist for the actions of Wilson as well as argues against the opinions of other historians. Link speaks about Wilson almost as if he idolizes him; as if despite what other

The Colonel House issue (Presidnet Woodrow Wilson and The League of Nations).

948 words - 4 pages negotiations than they had in President Wilson. What they wanted was a quick treaty of peace that would bring the war to an end. The idea of the League of Nations was too far ahead of the ordinary thinking of the time for most Americans to be seriously interested in it. The League of Nations was more or less a dream of the future which might or might not have some importance. In back of all the negotiations was a psychological situation, and in

The Contribution of George and Myrtle Wilson in The Great Gatsby

816 words - 3 pages The Contribution of George and Myrtle Wilson in The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It is about the rise, the promise and the failure of American Dream. Some minor characters such as George and Myrtle Wilson have contributed to the development of the novel by providing us a contrast of their society that they are living in to the richer society in Long Island as well as a contrast of ideas in terms of

Baseball as a Plot and a Metaphor: The play, Fences by August Wilson

1240 words - 5 pages Baseball is America’s pastime. The sport of baseball goes back all the way to civil war era, 1839. August Wilson saw the potential this sport had to send a message, and incorporated it into his play Fences. His collection of ten plays portrays the hardships of African Americans for every decade of the twentieth century (Wilson 961). Fences, in particular portrays the nineteen fifties (Wilson 961). When one reads Fences, yes it is about the

The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald. A juxtapositon of George Wilson and Tom Buchanan.

533 words - 2 pages By comparing and contrasting George Wilson and Tom Buchanan we discover several new insights due the juxtaposition. From the initial entrance of George Wilson in the book we can see that he is a weak man in the way his character is depicted. He is described as, "spiritless and anaemic...who mingled with the cement walls" (30). His presence is so insignificant in the beginning that he does not even stand out against the background of his own home

Self-representation in William Wilson by Edgar Allan Poe and Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville

2279 words - 9 pages The stories William Wilson by Edgar Allan Poe and Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville are useful examples to discuss the difficulties of self-representation. While the narrator in Poe’s tale begs us to “let me call myself, for the present, William Wilson” the complex self-representation here is also prevalent in the heart of Melville’s story. West's Encyclopedia of American Law tells us that “courts usually discourage self-representation

The Core Function of Police in Reference to Wilson and Keeling's Broken Windows Thesis

2848 words - 11 pages The Core Function of Police in Reference to Wilson and Keeling's Broken Windows Thesis In considering whether the core function of the Police should be to maintain order, there are a number of issues, both historic and current, which need to be taken into consideration. For example, the maintenance of what constitutes “order” can be interpreted differently by different communities i.e. urban and rural. The expectations of

Compare and Contrast the Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson during the Progressive Reform. Who was the better President?

1068 words - 4 pages At the turn of the 19th century a new political party rose and that whole era was named the Progressive Era. This party based its decision on what is right for the people and not big businesses in the economic world. Two major leaders and Presidents of the United States, of this time were Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. Though both men contributed so much while in office, which one had the greater impact? Even though their achievements

This paper is about the book Where the Red Fern Grows and also about the author, Wilson Rawls.

987 words - 4 pages Wilson Rawls was born in the Oklahoma Ozarks on a small farm. His youth was spent in the Cherokee nation, roaming the hills and river bottoms with his only companion, an old blue tick hound. The small town that he grew up in did not have a school so Wilson's mother taught him and his siblings to the best of her ability. She made it a practice to read to them. He thought that all stories were "girl stories" until his mother read Jack London's

An in depth analysis of Pesident Wilson and the policies that he supported during his time as an american president

1035 words - 4 pages President Wilson in a post-war era was a very well respected man that people admired wherever he went, but this changed very quickly after his war efforts. He couldn't see the future and predict what the future held, and rejection was the last thing he faced. No matter where he went, he would receive a warm and friendly hero's welcome, like when Italians would proudly place pictures of president Wilson in their windows to portray how great they

The Effects of Slavery Depicted in A New Song by Langston Hughes and Fences by August Wilson

1085 words - 4 pages end slavery was in progress. By 1865, President Lincoln signed The Emancipation Proclamation and the Land of the free had began. A New Song by Langston Hughes and Fences by August Wilson were both based on black characters. Both the poem and the play base their theme on their inherited history and the difference with today and back then. A New Song by Langston Hughes is a poem that expressed black history. Condensed in a few stanzas, Hughes

Similar Essays

Wilson And Roosevelt's Experiences With War

1076 words - 4 pages The presidencies of Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt were, essentially, defined by their experiences with war. Wilson, after narrowly winning a second term in office in 1916, was faced with the onset of World War I. Roosevelt – first elected in 1932, the first of his four terms – entered office while the United States was in the midst of the Great Depression and then led the United States through most of World War II. Though the two

The Life And Presidency Of Woodrow Wilson

1430 words - 6 pages Carolina. Wilson was born just shy of 5 years before the outbreak of the American Civil War. Their family was fortunate that no family member had to serve in the war, but they did open their house and church up for the Confederate soldiers. Although Wilson’s family was never in the war, he viewed the war through the men and woman who came into their home and ended up viewing the war as a dividing line, where the original constitutional structure of the

Bartleby The Scrivener And William Wilson

1442 words - 6 pages Poe talks about a character that gives everything to fulfill his ambition, who afterward loses his identity and don’t know who he is anymore. The things start getting complicated when he realizes that another person exists with the exact appearance, name, the way of speaking, and even the same birthday as his. Subsequently, William Wilson becomes obsessed with the second William Wilson and at the start they find it hard to ignore each other

World War I The Legue Of Nations Under The Treaty Of Versailles (1919) And The Political Dispute Between President Wilson And The United States Senate.

707 words - 3 pages the League against "external aggression." This meant that each League member would be expected to go to war against any nation threatening another member of the League, to protect them. President Wilson argued that under this kind of "collective security", all members of the League would protect one another and it would prevent future wars. He believed that this would create and maintain peace between the nations of the world, and that weaker