Treaty Signed, War Is Over


            Just Yesterday, June 28, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed.  The “Big Three,” President Woodrow Wilson, Georges Clemenceau of France, and David Lloyd George of Great Britain negotiated the treaty with the Central Powers at France’s Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles.  They decided that Germany is completely responsible for the war, and must pay $33 billion in war damages.  Germany cannot create an alliance with Austria-Hungary or maintain an army.  In addition, territories were returned to their countries and nine new nations have been formed, mainly from German and Russian land.  The Allies created the treaty in an attempt to stabilize a reconstructed Europe and to strip Germany of all its power so that this war will never happen again.


The treaty of Versailles: Wilson signing

President Wilson signing the Treaty of Versailles





Danzer, Gerald A., J. Jorge Klor de Alva, Larry S. Krieger, Louis E. Wilson, Nancy Woloch; The        Americans; McDougal Littell, Illinois, 2003 kah/div_enzoom10.htm