World War I, 1914-1920
Guide: The Processes of Peace
How effective was America in negotiating a peace to end World War I? Use these resources to analyze U.S. efforts to end World War I. Use the Export to My Lists button above to turn this into a research list for your students.
Time Period Key Understandings
- Labor unions developed as social and political movements
- Rural and urban areas have distinct needs that shape political and economic concerns
- Racial and ethnic groups have fought to obtain civil rights and liberties
- Government accountability relies on a politically engaged populace
- Society's idea of morality changes over time
- A balance between public safety and economic growth is desirable
- A nation's diplomatic powers rest in its ability to have a foreign presence
- There are multiple factors that a nation must consider when deciding to go to war
- The U.S. has gone through periods where it feels it is in its best interest to remain detached from certain global events
- Negotiating a peace involves compromises and consensus and can extend well beyond the end of hostilities
- What were Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points? Summarize the key points.
- Evaluate Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points. What are the pros and cons of his plan?
- What reasons did Henry Cabot Lodge and others who opposed the Treaty of Versailles have for their opposition?
- Overview: The Processes of Peace
- Visuals: The Processes of Peace (Visual)
- Outline: Outline
- Lesson: Introduction
- Photos & Illustrations: Paris Peace Conference
- Reference Articles: Dawes Plan
- Reference Articles: League of Nations
- Reference Articles: Young Plan
- Political, Government & Court Documents: Treaty of Versailles (1919)
- Speeches: Lodge, Henry Cabot: Opposition to the Treaty of Versailles speech (1919)
- Speeches: Wilson, Woodrow: Fourteen Points speech (1918)
- Speeches: Wilson, Woodrow: League of Nations speech (1919)
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