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World War I: An Uneasy Peace. US History: Spiconardi. Wilson and The Fourteen Points. Open, not secret diplomacy End to secret alliances Freedom of the Seas Removal of trade barriers Disarmament Reduce the number of arms. Self-determination

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World war i an uneasy peace

World War I: An Uneasy Peace

US History: Spiconardi


Wilson and the fourteen points

Wilson and The Fourteen Points

  • Open, not secret diplomacy

    • End to secret alliances

  • Freedom of the Seas

  • Removal of trade barriers

  • Disarmament

    • Reduce the number of arms


Wilson and the fourteen points1

Self-determination

Let various national groups make their own political decisions

Every nation is entitled to a sovereign territorial state

People to chose which state they belong to

An “association of nations” to guarantee self-determination

Wilson and The Fourteen Points


The treaty of versailles

The Treaty of Versailles

  • What do you remember about the treaty from Global History II?


The league of nations

The League of Nations

  • Wilson did not agree with most of the Treaty of Versailles

    • However, will to compromise in order to create the League of Nations

  • Wilson faced great opposition

    • Republicans angered they were excluded from the peace conference

      • Wilson was a Democrat


League of nations

League of Nations

  • Wilson faces great opposition

    • Many Americans worried the US would be forced into international conflicts

      • US would have to send troops to defend members of the League of Nations

  • Wilson goes on a cross-country tour to rally support for the Treaty of Versailles

    • Suffers a stroke and is incapacitated for the rest of his term


League of nations1

League of Nations


League of nations2

League of Nations

  • US REJECTS TREATY OF VERSAILLES

    • Wanted to return to the policy of Washington  NEUTRALITY


Arms control

Arms Control

  • President Warren G. Harding hosted a conference with European nations to set limits on the number of warships each nation could build

    • Never enforced; Italy & Japan upset with number they were allowed

  • Kellogg-Briand Pact (1928)

    • Renounced war, except in cases of self-defense.

    • Set basis for international law


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