Versailles Lecture Outline

Versailles Lecture Outline - 6/30/09 1 2 3 The Peace of...

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1 The Peace of Versailles I. Introduction ! Charles Callan Tansill: ! “In the long list of American presidents there is no one who was a more sincere pacifist than the one who led us into war in April 1917.” Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) ! Evangelical Christian ! Steeped in pacifism ! Idealistic Wilson’s purpose ! Fashion a peace plan that would justify the war ! i.e. Bring some good out of the war ! Justice for all and punishment for none. ! Avert war in the future II. Wilson's Activities and his Plan ! Wilson Goes Abroad ! First president to travel abroad while in office. ! Hailed as a messiah by Europeans Wilson’s Mistakes ! Appointed only Democrats to U.S. peace party ! Urged Americans to elect Democrats so the peace proceedings would go well. ! Underestimated the European diplomats Wilson’s Peace Plan: The Fourteen Points ! Freedom of the seas ! Self determination ! Settlement of colonial claims ! Open treaties ! Point Fourteen: League of Nations III. The Big Four and what they Wanted
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This note was uploaded on 08/22/2009 for the course HIS 1307 taught by Professor Gawrich during the Spring '08 term at Baylor.

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Versailles Lecture Outline - 6/30/09 1 2 3 The Peace of...

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