Washington said that the united states would be "friendly and impartial" in regard to foreign conflict. what was his reason behind this statement? a jefferson and washington had determined the u. s. was too weak to wage war. b the u. s. had a treaty with both england and france, and was thus required to remain neutral. c france asked for the united states to stay out of the war, due to trade relationships. d a special envoy from england asked for strict neutrality on behalf of the united states.
on april 6, 1917, the u.s. joined its allies--britain, france, and russia--to fight in world war i. under the command of major general john j. pershing, more than 2 million u.s. soldiers fought on battlefields in france.