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Treaty of Versailles. By: Alex Charae Krista. What?/Where?. After World War One ended in 1918, the Treaty of Versailles, known as the peace settlement, was formed in the hopes to prevent future world wars. The treaty was signed at the Versailles Palace near Paris on June 28, 1919.

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treaty of versailles

Treaty of Versailles

By: Alex

Charae

Krista

what where
What?/Where?
  • After World War One ended in 1918, the Treaty of Versailles, known as the peace settlement, was formed in the hopes to prevent future world wars.
  • The treaty was signed at the Versailles Palace near Paris on June 28, 1919.
  • The treaty supposedly derived from President Woodrow Wilsons Fourteen Points which he made a speech about in 1918.
  • The treaty pins Germany as the cause of the war.
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Who?
  • The countries involved in the writing of the treaty consists of Great Britain, the United States, and France.
  • The leaders of these countries were referred to as “The Big Three”.
  • “The Big Three” Consisted of David Lloyd George of Britain, Clemenceau of France, and Woodrow Wilson of America.
the big three
“The Big Three”
  • David L. George’s involvement with the treaty was to make sure that Germany would pay and be punished for the war.
  • George Clemenceau’s involvement with the treaty was to see to it that Germany was striped of their most important assets so that they wouldn’t be able to start war ever again.
  • Woodrow Wilson’s involvement in the treaty was to ensure world peace.
main terms
Main Terms
  • The main terms of the treaty fell under the categories of Territorial, Military, Financial, and General.

Territorial

  • Under the territorial terms Germany was striped of its territories.
  • Germany also had to surrender its former colonies to the “League Of Nations.”

Military

  • Germany’s was forced to cut their army down to 100,000 men
  • Also Germany was not allowed to have tanks or submarines
  • They were not allowed an air force and the navy was reduce to 6 ships.
main terms cont
Main Terms (cont.)

Financial

  • Germany was forced to pay reparation for the damage of the war.
  • In including finances the allies wanted to bankrupt Germany
  • They were also forbidden to unite with Austria in order to stabilize their economy

General

  • The general terms of the treaty included three clauses:

1.Germany had accept responsibility of starting the war.

2. By accepting the responsibility of the war, they also had to pay war reparations

3. The League of Nation was formed to prevent future world war.

long term effects
Germany resented the terms of the treaty.

Eventually, because of the neglect and carelessness of “the Big Three,” Germany was able to rebuild their military.

It is said that the Treaty of Versailles which was intended to restore world peace was actually one of the causes that helped spark World War Two.

Long term effects
  • Although Germany was not happy with the Treaty they had little choice but to sign. This cartoon clearly shows the situation Germany was in.
group work
Group work
  • Alex:
    • Research
    • DBQ
    • Pictures
  • Charae
    • Research
    • PowerPoint
    • Pictures
  • Krista
    • Research
    • PowerPoint
    • Pictures
works cited
Works cited

NA. Treaty of Versailles.http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/treaty_of_versailles.htm [11-17-08]

NA, Versailles Treaty.

“Woodrow Wilson: Forteen Points speech (1918).” American History. 2008. ABC-CLIO. 19 Nov. 2008 http://www.americanhistory.abc-clio.com.

Morris, Terry and Derrick Murphy. Europe 1870-1991. Happer Collins Publishers; 2000.

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