Wilson Fights for PeaceThe Peace Process for World War I
Timeline of Events• 1918- Wilson delivers Fourteen Points speech  to Congress• 1919- Treaty of Versailles is signed• 1920-...
What were Wilson’s Points?• 1. Open treaties• 2. Freedom of the seas• 3. Tariffs lowered or  abolished to encourage free  ...
Terms of the treaty specifically          effected Germany• Demilitarization• Return of Alsace-  Lorraine to France• $33 b...
Weaknesses of the Treaty• Humiliated Germany   – Set Germans against the     treaty• Set Reparations   – Germany couldn’t ...
Henry Cabot Lodge Objects to Treaty• Suspicious of provision  for joint action against  aggression• Wanted treaty to  decl...
Wilson Helps Bring About the Senate’s         Rejection of Treaty• Chose an American  delegation that failed to  include e...
The Fight for the Treaty 2:59
Circumstances that lead many    Germans to support Adolf Hitler• Political instability  and violence• Resentment over  Ger...
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  • U.S. President Wilson in Paris.. IRC. 2005. Discovery Education. 3 March 2009 <http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/>
  • Alsace-Lorraine: "You may take me...". IRC. 2005. Discovery Education. 3 March 2009 <http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/>
  • Fourth plenary session of Paris Peace Conference.. IRC. 2005. Discovery Education. 3 March 2009 <http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/>
  • Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924).. IRC. 2005. Discovery Education. 3 March 2009 <http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/>
  • Wilson in Los Angeles, 1919.. IRC. 2005. Discovery Education. 3 March 2009 <http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/>
  • Hitler as a corporal in World War I.. IRC. 2005. Discovery Education. 3 March 2009 <http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/>
  • Wilson fights for peace

    1. 1. Wilson Fights for PeaceThe Peace Process for World War I
    2. 2. Timeline of Events• 1918- Wilson delivers Fourteen Points speech to Congress• 1919- Treaty of Versailles is signed• 1920- Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles• 1921- Senate again rejects Treaty of Versailles• 1921- U.S. signs separate treaty with Germany
    3. 3. What were Wilson’s Points?• 1. Open treaties• 2. Freedom of the seas• 3. Tariffs lowered or abolished to encourage free trade.• 4. Arms reduction.• 5. Consideration of the interests of colonial peoples• 6-13. Boundary changes and self-determination of ethnic/national groups• 14. League of Nations
    4. 4. Terms of the treaty specifically effected Germany• Demilitarization• Return of Alsace- Lorraine to France• $33 billion in reparations• War-guilt clause
    5. 5. Weaknesses of the Treaty• Humiliated Germany – Set Germans against the treaty• Set Reparations – Germany couldn’t possible pay• Ignored sacrifices and desires of Russia• Stripped Germany of colonies it needed to pay reparations• Ignored claims of colonized people for self- determination
    6. 6. Henry Cabot Lodge Objects to Treaty• Suspicious of provision for joint action against aggression• Wanted treaty to declare the constitutional right of Congress to declare war
    7. 7. Wilson Helps Bring About the Senate’s Rejection of Treaty• Chose an American delegation that failed to include enough Republicans and senators• Refused compromise with Lodge
    8. 8. The Fight for the Treaty 2:59
    9. 9. Circumstances that lead many Germans to support Adolf Hitler• Political instability and violence• Resentment over Germany’s treatment by the Allies

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