World War I Questions and Answers
by Edward Paice

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"The First World War came during the height of the Progressive Era. In what ways was it a 'Progressive' war?"

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For the United States, World War I can be seen as a progressive war because of the country’s reasons for entering the war and because of the war aims as set out by President Woodrow Wilson.

The US did not enter WWI for about three years after the war started.  The country did not feel it had a stake in the war.  When it did enter, it entered in part to enforce international law.  The major cause of US entry into the war was unlimited submarine warfare on the...

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