From Woodrow Wilson

“We are glad, now that we see the facts with no veil of false pretense about them, to fight thus for the ultimate peace of the world and for the liberation of its peoples, the German peoples included: for the rights of nations great and small and the privilege of men everywhere to choose their way of life and of obedience… The world must be made safe for democracy.”

President Woodrow Wilson announcing entrance of the United States into World War I