Source: President Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points, 1918
President Woodrow Wilson put forth his Fourteen Points proposal for ending the war in a
speech on January 8, 1918. In it he established the basis of a peace treaty and the foundation
of a League of Nations.
“We entered this war because violations of right had occurred which touched us to the quick and
made the life of our own people impossible unless they were corrected and the world secured
once for all against their recurrence What we demand in this war, therefore, is nothing peculiar
to ourselves. It is that the world be made fit and safe to live in, and particularly that it be made
safe for every peace-loving nation which, like our own, wishes to live its own life, determine its
own institutions, be assured of justice and fair dealing by the other peoples of the world as
against force and selfish aggression. All the peoples of the world are in effect partners in this
interest, and for our own part we see very clearly that unless justice be done to others it will not
be done to us.”
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