Fourteen Points

Woodrow Wilson offered a plan to make peace, The fourteen points. He made a speech saying that "It is that the world be made fit and safe to live in and particularly that it be made safe for every peace loving nations which like our own wishes to live its own life, determine its own institution be Assured of justice and fair dealing by the other people of the world and against force and selfish aggression." He said this speech in front of congress on January 8, 1918. The fourteen points made the League of Nations, which enforced the peace. It translated the principles of American domestic known as, progressivism, nations of free trade, open agreements, democracy and self determination were more variants of domestic programs. It also constituted the only statement by any of the belligerent of the war aim. They became the basis for German surrender. He wanted peace and made it happen.

Fourteen Points:

(1) "Open covenants openly arrived at"; (2) freedom of the seas in peace and war; (3) removal of economic barriers between nations as far as possible; (4) reduction of armaments to needs for domestic safety; (5) adjustment of colonial claims with concern for the wishes and interests of the inhabitants as well as for the titles of rival claimants. The next eight points referred to specific questions: (6) evacuation and general restoration of conquered territories in Russia; (7) preservation of Belgian sovereignty; (8) settlement of the Alsace-Lorraine question; (9) redrawing of Italian frontiers according to nationalities; (10) the division of Austria-Hungary in conformance to its nationalities; (11) the redrawing of Balkan boundaries with reference to historically established allegiance and nationalities; (12) Turkish control only of their own peoples and freedom of navigation through the Dardanelles; (13) the establishment of an independent Poland with access to the sea. The last point (14) was a provision for "a general association of nations under specific covenants." The League of Nations grew out of the last point."