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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
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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 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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