Below please find a set of web questions on President Woodrow Wilson’s “Fourteen Points” speech, which he delivered to Congress in January 1918. These questions were written by your classmate, Raquel Mlabassati. You can find the text of “The Fourteen Points” in The Shaping of the Modern World, pp. 316-319. Remember to answer one of these questions with a response of a paragraph or more.
- Why did you think Woodrow Wilson formulated the Fourteen Points? What was in it for him?
- Were the Fourteen Points a realistic vision for world relations?
- To your mind, which one of the Fourteen Points is most important and why?
- Why do you think support for the Fourteen Points was so weak in the U.S.?