March 5, 1917: Second Inaugural Address of Woodrow Wilson

 

A brief second inaugural address by President Wilson a hundred years ago during an odd time.  Everyone knew that war would soon exist between the United States and Imperial Germany but war had not yet been declared and the country was collectively holding its breath.  Wilson’s speech was all about the coming war in general terms and a defense of his policy of attempting to stay out of the Great War.  Here is the text of the speech: (more…)

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