Cooper, John Milton. The
Warrior and the Priest
Despite Wilson being considered a mugwump
according to Roosevelt, how did these two men manage to maintain a
respectable professional friendship?
What were the signature accomplishments of
the Roosevelt government and how did these contribute to American
Politics and American international identity?
What were the two points of national
importance Roosevelt continuously preach in efforts to draw analogy
between individual and national conduct? And how were these points
reflected in the Roosevelt Corollary?
Cooper referred to Roosevelt as ‘a
sensitive subtle diplomat’ how is this reflected in his foreign
Cooper Stated that ‘the failing quad plan
marked the beginning of the demise’ of Wilson’s Presidency at
Princeton University, how did this also contribute to Wilson’s
attitude toward national politics?
Compare the physical and social, childhood
challenges experienced by Thomas Woodrow Wilson and Theodore
Cooper highlights the significant
contributions which Wilson made to Princeton University in its
development as an elite University, how did these contributions lead
to his eventual demise?
Cooper Study Question (end
of book) – Amy DeVito
- How important was the
fact the Wilson did not sufficiently rally the American people’s
interest in world affairs in the failure of his League of
Nations proposal? How did Wilson’s unequivocal support for the
League of Nations hurt him politically?
- How important were the
foreign policy debates that followed the sinking of the
Lusitania in shaping America’s military preparedness?
- What attention does
Cooper give the hypothetical changes that would have occurred if
Roosevelt’s death and Wilson’s stroke had not happened when they
did? Would it have altered the peace settlement after World War
- What does Cooper point
to as Roosevelt’s main reasons for attacking Wilson? Are they
all policy-based, or are they personal?
- How have the strong
personalities and political visions of Wilson and Roosevelt
shaped their respective parties? How have subsequent presidents
incorporated these ideas? Were they successful?
- Could Wilson’s desire
of “peace without victory” have changed the course of events in
post-World War I Europe? How was his hope different from
Roosevelt’s desire to “…dictate peace by the hammering guns”?
- How were Roosevelt’s
and Wilson’s ideas for social change similar? Why were domestic
policy issues more important than foreign policy to the American
- What can be learned
from the major shifts made by both men in their domestic and
- How important were
Wilson’s idealistic reasons for entering World War I- making the
world “safe for democracy” and fighting “a war to end all wars”?
Could “peace without victory” have been achieved by keeping
America out of the war?