World War I/Lesson 14 - U.S. Foreign Policy after WWI

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First World War
Woodrow Wilson
  • At the end of WWI, president Woodrow Wilson led the way by preparing a peace plan known as the Fourteen Points.
  • He wanted the U.S. to join a world wide peace keeping organization that he thought of called the League of Nations.
  • The U.S. Senate failed to ratify the Treaty of Versailles, whichh ended WWI.
  • The Treaty of Versailles caused Germany to lose land, to take the blame for WWI, and to pay for all the damages caused.
  • The League of Nations formed without the US and later, fails to prevent WWII.
  • The United States develops a foreign policy of saltationism as a result of WWI.