November 19

Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address

November 19, 1863

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Senate rejects Versailles Treaty & U.S. participation in League of Nations

November 19, 1919

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  • Lesson 4: Fighting for Peace: The Fate of Wilson's Fourteen Points
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 4: Fighting for Peace: The Fate of Wilson's Fourteen Points

    In January 1918, less than one year after the United States entered World War I, President Woodrow Wilson announced his Fourteen Points to try to ensure permanent peace and to make the world safe for democracy. Wilson's aims included freedom of the seas, free trade, and, most important, an international organization dedicated to collective security and the spreading of democracy. Through the use of primary source documents and maps, students examine Wilson's Fourteen Points, as well as his efforts to have them incorporated into the final peace treaties.