Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Friday, January 13, 2023

President Wilson As Commander-in-Chief — A Roads Collection

At a Preparedness Day Event

From the Editor:  This is a representative listing, not inclusive of all the articles we have published on this topic in Roads to the Great War.  MH

United States Constitution:  Article II, Section 2, Clause 1:

The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.


Is America's 1914-1917 Neutrality a Myth?

The House-Grey Memorandum

Interviewing Historian Thomas Fleming on America, President Wilson, and the Great War

"I Have Seen War" FDR As Assistant Secretary of the Navy 

When Wilson Seized America's Railroads

How Going to War Reshaped President Wilson's Thinking

America's Decision to Send an Expeditionary Force to Europe

President Wilson and His Wartime Cabinet

General John J. Pershing Appointed Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces

Wilson's October 1918 Naval Surprise

8 January 1918: President Wilson Enunciates the Fourteen Points

Pershing Advocates Unconditional Surrender

The Rough Riders Don't Ride Again

President Woodrow Wilson's Stroke: Illness Strikes


Wilson with General Pershing in France,
Christmas Day 1918


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