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They demanded that the United States prepare to go to war. The ever-vocal Theodore Roosevelt publicly criticized Wilson as a coward. By the fall of 1915, Wilson himself had begun to question the wisdom of neutrality and made plans for a military buildup. On the other hand, there was another very large group of Americans that clamored to stay out of war. It included German Americans, pacifists, and progressives who warned that the United States could not both fight in the war and continue its movement toward reform.
At the University of Virginia as at the College of New Jersey, he was a good student who also made plenty of time for fun. q 7/17/03 11:16 PM Page 31 ACADEMIC CAREER: 1875 –1909 baseball games and wrote for the university magazine. He joined a debate society. Midway during his second year, he again became ill. He left school again, although this time he took his coursework home. When he completed the work required, the law school granted him a degree in absentia. Once he passed the bar exam (the test required to become a lawyer), he opened a law office in Atlanta, Georgia, with a friend from school.
Great Britain had a secret treaty with France, and France had one with Russia. q 7/17/03 11:30 PM Page 57 ALLIED HERO: 1914 –1921 Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Austria–Hungary’s heir-apparent, walks with his wife Sophie to their car during a visit to Sarajevo on June 28, 1914. Moments later Ferdinand was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist, triggering the start of World War I. Diplomats had signed these treaties without seriously thinking that their nations would ever be called upon to keep their promises.
Woodrow Wilson (Great American Presidents) by Ann Gaines