President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points Speech Analysis

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President Woodrow Wilson’s most famous speech to Congress is known as the Fourteen Points Speech. It was given on January 8, 1918, and it developed in response to the various causes of the war. This speech outlined the points which Wilson considered fundamental for peace to last, and it was meant to establish moral goals for the participation of the United States in World War 1. President Wilson used the fourteen points to create the basis of the Treaty of Versailles. In fact, the points were used to establish negotiations after the war ended. Originally, Wilson had tried to keep America out of the war, but Germany’s actions in the sea called for intervention. The war influenced Wilson’s ideas of peace, because by declaring war on Germany,
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