Unit 5 Class Notes- imperialism and wwi american Expansionism


The Allies Reject Wilson’s Plan-



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The Allies Reject Wilson’s Plan- Certain Allied leaders rejected Wilson’s plan for peace. They had hoped to gain territory and influence with their victory in the war. To make matters worse, the leaders of the Central Powers were not included in the peace conference that followed the war.


The Treaty of Versailles
In late 1918 and early 1919, President Wilson tried to persuade leaders of the victories Allies to implement the Fourteen Points, his plan based on idealism. They wanted none of it. Instead, the treated hammered out at the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles, France was one that reflected the goals of the vengeful Allies, who wanted nothing more than to make Germany pay! Defying the laws of tradition, neither Germany, nor the former ally Russia, were invited to the peace conference.



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