President Wilson's Fourteen Points

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What was the Fourteen Point?

January 8, 1918 statement by Woodrow that the Great War was being fought for a moral cause and for postwar peace in Europe.

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Woodrow Wilson's speech! In Washington D.C. 1918

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This Letter Which i hardly doubt you could read

was basically his speech about War Aims, and Peace terms.

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This is a picture of Woodrow Wilson Himself

Okay, now to get into the details!

In this January 8, 1918, speech on War Aims and Peace Terms, President Wilson set down 14 points as a blueprint for world peace that was to be used for peace negotiations after World War I. The details of the speech were based on reports generated by “The Inquiry,” a group of about 150 political and social scientists organized by Wilson’s adviser and long-time friend, Col. Edward M House. Their job was to study Allied and American Policy in virtually every region of the globe and analyze economic, social, and political facts likely to come up in discussions during the peace conference.

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In the speech, Wilson directly addressed what he perceived as the causes for the world war by calling for the abolition of secret treaties, a reduction in armaments, an adjustment in colonial claims in the interests of both native peoples and colonists, and freedom of the seas. Wilson also made proposals that would ensure world peace in the future. For example, he proposed the removal of economic barriers between nations, the promise of “self-determination” for those oppressed minorities, and a world organization that would provide a system of collective security for all nations. Wilson’s 14 Points were designed to undermine the Central Powers’ will to continue and to inspire the Allies to victory. The 14 Points were broadcast throughout the world and were showered from rockets and shells behind the enemy’s lines.

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Woodrow Wilson's fourteen points

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