Essay On Woodrow Wilson's 14 Points

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“The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.”- Woodrow Wilson. Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American statesman and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. He also led America through World War I. Wilson made the Fourteen Points which was statement of principles that was use for peace negotiations to end the World War I. There are several points that were obtained as a result of American participation in WWI. And there are several that were not.
First of all, Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president of the United States. He lasted from 1913 to 1921. He led America through the World War I(1914-1918). Many citizens appreciated him
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The principles were outlined in a January 8, 1918 speech war aims and peace terms to the United States Congress by Woodrow Wilson. Several points addressed specific territorial issues in Europe, but the most significant sections set the tone for postwar American diplomacy and the ideals that would form the backbone of US foreign policy as the nation achieved superpower status in the early 20th century. According to Fourteen Points article, it states, “One of Wilson’s purposes in delivering the Fourteen Points speech was to present a practical alternative to the traditional notion of an international balance of power preserved by alliances among nations—belief in the viability of which had been shattered by World War I”. Wilson’s Fourteen Points played very important role in world politics over the next years.
Third of all, there are several points that were obtained as a result of American participation in the WWI. The Points V through XIII all have to do with restoring the national sovereignty of various people’s in Europe. Also the League of Nations was created, that was a success. However, the League of Nations was notable for its failure to carry out its mission. It was not a very strong
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