- outlawing alliances - Freedom of the seas - Free trade - Disarmament - Return of Russian territory held by Germany - Alsace-Lorraine returned to France -Form the League of Nations - Self Determination
Quote"Open covenants of peace openly arrived at" Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Address to Congress declaring the Fourteen Points (January 6, 1918). Wilson later explained that the famous phrase did not preclude private negotiations. What was important was that the results be public. Summary The 14 points were originally for the American people, to justify war. They were also a way for Wilson to promote a peaceful resolution and prevention of future conflict, he presented the points to an American delegation. Subjunctive question... What would it be like if the agreement with Germany was as lenient as the 14 points?