The Legacy of Woodrow Wilson: American War Aims in World War I

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financial assets, Wilson found the leaders of the Entente more willing to listen to him than ever before. How this situation might have developed further is imponderable, because Germany chose that moment to return to unrestricted submarine warfare.

May, Isolation, 350; Cooper, The Warrior, 293.
Seymour, Intimate Papers, II, 89-91.
Wilson to House, October 18, 1915, PWW, XXXV, 80.
Quoted in Rothwell, British War Aims, 22.
House Diary entry December 15, 1915; Wilson to House, December 24, 1915, PWW, XXXV, 356, 387-8.
May, Isolation, 352; Link, Progressive Era, 199; Osgood, Ideals and Self-Interest, 188; Cooper, The Warrior, 294; Devlin, Too Proud to Fight, 391.
Seymour, Intimate Papers, II, 201
Wilson drove his Cabinet officers to distraction in 1917 by raising every conceivable objection against entering the war. Houston, Wilson's Cabinet, II, 234-44; Anne Lane and Louise Wall, The Letters of Franklin K. Lane ( Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1922), 233-41.
Calhoun, Power and Principle, 19-21.
Rothwell, British War Aims, 34.
Stephen Roskill, Hankey: Man of Secrets ( London: Collins, 1970), I, 247.
Roskill, Hankey, I, 247.
David Stevenson, French War Aims Against Germany, 19141919 ( Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1982), 14; House to Wilson, February 3, 1916, Seymour, Intimate Papers, II, 156.
Williams, House and Grey, 85-6; PWW, XXXVI, 180, n. 2.
This is a remarkable statement, since American approval of the restoration of Alsace and Lorraine to France and Russian control of the Dardanelles tends toward somewhat more than status quo ante; Rothwell , British War Aims, 35.
Lady Algernon G. Lennox (ed.), The Diary of Lord Bertie of Thame, 1914-1918 ( London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1924), I, 144-5, 267.
Mason, "Anglo-American Relations", 477; Lennox (ed.), Bertie Diary, I, 311; Bertie-Grey correspondence in Williams, House and Grey, 87-88.


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