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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 World War 1 Ends Self Determination- nationalites should be able to have their own countries. Disarmament- we should take away many of the worlds weapons The 14 points were writing by President Wilson to make peace, and the worldsafe for democracy. Freedom of the seas- to be able to sail and trade anywhere. No blame or punishment- just start over. Blame would create bad feelings. League of Nations- he wanted an international organization to make sure therewasn't another war. Treaty of Versailles Germany was blamed and made to pay reparations.A League of Nations was created.No real self-determination existed.Nations kept colonies and made new nationswithout regard the wishes of the people who lived their. How did Congress react to the Treaty and the concept of the League of Nations Turned isolationist- wanted no further war or outside contactsWilson gave 37 speeches in 29 cities in only 3 weeks. He declared U.S. soldiersshould not have died in vain. After the speech Wilson collapsed. He'd been sickfor six months, and the trip was too much. He had a massive stroke when hereturned Washington, and couldn't run government.March 1920 the U.S. senate finally killed the treaty. The U.S. did not ratify the Treaty of Versailles and we did not join the League of Nations. Wilson consideredthis a great failure and it plagued him until his death. How America Responded Essentially it made us to isolationism we wanted nothing to do with Europe.It was as if we had fought in the war for no reason.Many Americans saw U.S. involvement in WW1 was a waste of time. The resultof this disillusionment was a fundamental shift in American policy from internationalism to relative isolationalism.Wilson's inspiring leadership had keyed the american people to a spirit of self sacrifice that had even resulted in the prohibition of alcoholic beverages. Lamariah Stepney1/13/156th hour
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