“With a profound sense of the solemn and even tragical character of the step I am taking and of the grave responsibilities which it involves, but in unhesitating obedience to what I deem my constitutional duty, I advise that the Congress declare the recent course of the Imperial German Government to be in fact nothing less than war against the Government and people of the United States; that it formally accept the status of belligerent which has thus been thrust upon it, and that it take immediate steps not only to put the country in a more thorough state of defense but also to exert all its power and employ all its resources to bring the Government of the German Empire to terms and end the war.”—President Woodrow Wilson, from a message to Congress, April 2, 1917
a. Briefly explain the point of view about U.S. entry into World War I expressed by the author.b. Briefly explain ONE development in the period 1914-1917 that could be used to support the point of view expressed by the author.c. Briefly explain ONE development in the period 1914-1917 that could be used to challenge the point of view expressed by the author.