- Why would Reverend Mercer Johnston state that the German ideal and American ideal would be in violent conflict?
- Thinking about the way Germany was characterized by Reverend Johnston in the letter, would not entering the war be an option? Why or why not?
- According to Johnston, how should the United States interact with the rest of the world?
Johnston, Mercer G., "Mercer Green Johnston to His Father," 12 October 1914. Courtesy of Library of Congress