The United States wanted to stay fairly neutral, and were for the first to years of war. For these first two years the United States weren't fighting in the war, but they did give financial loans to France and Britain. The United States also had a good economy during this time with lots of jobs that had good pay, and immigration was low. However the war was not going well in Europe; the war was less glorious than what they originally thought.
The United States Stays Out