The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 105, July 2001 - April, 2002 Page: 80
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Texans pointed to years of conflict along the border as evidence that
the struggle had indeed landed on the shores of the United States long
before America's official entry into the war in April 1917. The political
unrest and revolution in Mexico stirred an enthusiastic pro-intervention
and pro-Wilson response among the state's citizenry, which had once
harbored strong reservations about a large military and Wilson's han-
dling of foreign and domestic policies. Events in Mexico and along the
Rio Grande provided Texans with a particular awareness of the necessity
for preparedness and armed intervention. Thus, when events finally led
the United States into World War I, Texans needed little persuasion to
support the overseas war effort.
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