America's Involvement and the Intentions of Wilson’s Fourteen Point Plan

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Most of the World’s major Nations were in a state of turmoil from the year 1914-1918, during the conflict of World War I. This War to End all Wars began with the German’s pushing other European Nation’s buttons, including the progression of militarism, imperialism, nationalism, and the creation of alliances among all of the Nations. After the course of three years of grueling trench warfare the tide of the Germans was receding, and President Woodrow Wilson of the United States presented his famous Fourteen Points, in hope that he would direct all Nations to aspire for the establishment of world peace.
Wilson’s first proposal for the treaty among the Nations stated that no secret treaties should be made among Nations. This point is important, because unknown treaties and betrayals are what started and continued the war, and an end to this practice would greatly prevent the chance of new wars. This point is directly related to America’s involvement in the war, with the intercepted Zimmermann Note. This note sent by Germany proposed a secret treaty between their Nation and Mexico, granting them back land in possession of America, including: Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, if they caused the U.S. to break out into war.
The second point that Wilson proposed was the declaration for the freedom of the seas. I do not believe that America was directly affected by this problem during the war, but rather saw it as a chance to remove dangerous practices that so nearly destroyed the…