WWI and America

World War I and America
Event Date: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 6:00pm


Kittery Community Center
120 Rogers Road
Kittery, ME 03904
United States

WWI and America
Thursday, November 9th at 6pm
At the Kittery Community Center

Kurk Dorsey, Professor at UNH will be presenting the program:

Making Good on the Great War: Woodrow Wilson
and the US Decision for War in 1917

One hundred years ago, President Woodrow Wilson faced a monumental dilemma about how to respond to the war in Europe, which had been raging for more than two years.  In this illustrated talk, Kurk Dorsey, Professor of History at UNH and a specialist on US foreign policy, will describe how Wilson tried to make something good from the Great War, first by trying to mediate a peace without victory and then by choosing to intervene in the war on the Allied side.  His decisions continue to reverberate today, as the United States tries to figure how and whether to, among other things, make the world safe for democracy.