Tag: World War I

Wilson’s Fourteen Points – The Big Picture

Woodrow Wilson in Paris

“God gave us the Ten Commandments, and we broke them. Wilson gives us the Fourteen Points. We shall see.” — Georges Clemenceau Woodrow Wilson and his historic Fourteen Points are highlighted in the latest installment of Media Rich Learning’s  video collection, THE BIG PICTURE. The Fourteen Points outlined the president’s vision for a post-war order that

Looking Back at the Fourteen Points

Woodrow Wilson Fourteen Points Address to Congress

One century ago, on January 8, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson stood before a joint session of Congress to outline his “Fourteen Points” for a postwar peace. Nine months before, the United States had entered World War I, despite the president’s great efforts to find a peaceful resolution to the conflict. In his address, Wilson presented

Zimmermann Telegram

Zimmermann headline

In 1916 Woodrow Wilson won a second term as president, in part because he promised to keep America out of the growing war in Europe. Within months, Wilson—with the support of an overwhelming majority of Americans—would renege on that pledge.  In January 1917, British code-breakers deciphered a secret telegram sent to Mexico by German Foreign Minister, Arthur

Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Solitude of Self

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

In February 1892, at the age of seventy‐six, Elizabeth Cady Stanton delivered this powerful and eloquent speech to the House Judiciary Committee. Later that evening, she delivered the same address before the members of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), the organization she led for twenty years. “The Solitude of Self” is widely considered

John J. Pershing

John J. Pershing

John J. Pershing (1860-1948) WHO S/HE WAS: American military successes in World War I were largely credited to Pershing, and he became the most celebrated American leader of the war. Pershing was regarded as a mentor of American generals who led the United States Army in Europe during World War II, including George C. Marshall,

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) WHO S/HE WAS: Woodrow Wilson was the twenty-eighth President of the United States, in office 1913-1921. Like Roosevelt before him, Wilson regarded himself as the personal representative of the people. He developed a program of progressive reforms and asserted international leadership in building a new world order. In 1917 he proclaimed American

Jane Addams

Jane Addams

Jane Addams (1860-1935) WHO S/HE WAS: Jane Addams devoted her life to social and political reform and to the betterment of the economic condition of the masses. She worked for women’s rights, to help the poor and to stop the use of children as industrial laborers. She founded Hull House in Chicago, a center which

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