Did Senator Pittman favor President Wilson's entry into World War I?
According to Nothing Less Than War: A New History of America's Entry Into World War I by Justus D. Doenecke, Senator Key Pittman, a Democrat from Nevada, supported Wilson's entry into World War I. Wilson addressed the Senate in January of 1917, stating that, with American involvement, the end of World War I would be a "peace without victory." Doenecke writes that Wilson received a great deal of domestic support for his statements. In addition to receiving praise in the liberal press, such as from The Nation, Democrats and progressive Republicans praised Wilson's idea of "a peace between equals." Senator Pittman praised the idea as equal to the "enunciation of Monroe" (page 244), which is a reference to the Monroe Doctrine. Later, Pittman served as the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee under Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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