Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856–February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States who became entangled in America's precarious involvement in the Great War. He promised to maintain U.S. neutrality, but when Germany began a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare on merchant supply ships delivering to the Allies, including those delivered by America, Wilson urged Congress to declare war on Germany. However, strong isolationist dissidents in Congress, led by Henry Cabot Lodge, turned down Wilson's declaration of war without proof of an overt threat to the United States and/or its interests, which never did happen.
The legacy of Wilson's failed effort of convincing America to enter the war further increases the American public's preference for isolationism until the early 1950's with the growing threat of the Chimera.
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