Question: when president woodrow wilson asked congress to declare war on...
When President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war on Germany in 1917, he told Congress that their action would “make the world safe for democracy.” When an armistice was declared in 1918, Wilson conceived of a great League of Nations in which all nations would cooperate to peaceably settle their differences. Why can we consider Wilson’s actions as progressive in nature?
President Wilson thought he could solve the question of war through his authoritative expertise in democratic governance.
It invoked science and practicality in the technological pursuit of the war to make the world safe for democracy.
It showed how mankind could progress beyond war through a practical approach.
It advocated a morally driven, top-down (one might say, government-based) solution for the age-old problems of war and peace.