Nowhere near Europe- Borders were not threatened
Woodrow Wilson - 'He kept us out of the war'
Increase in peace movements in America
Famous song- 'I did not raise my son to be a solider'
Most people however did favour Britain over Germany
America had very little interest in Foreign Policy
It only got involved in a limited amount of war, thses were against -Britain 1812 -Mexico 1848 -Spainish American War 1898
These however were all followed by feelings of regret which they did not want to repeat
They were not involved in the creation of the Triple Alliance/ Triple Entente
They created a Policy of Isolationism- this had been since the birth of the republic. It was borne out of the suspicion of dynastic squabbling and amoral power politics
Many Immigrants had come from Germany, thus they were not willing to fight against their own country
America traded with both sides in the war- they capitalised on the disruption caused to the economic production in these countries
Wage levels rose by 25% during the first years of the war