President Wilson's Address to the United States Senate, On Essential terms of Peace in Europe

Title

President Wilson's Address to the United States Senate, On Essential terms of Peace in Europe

Subject

Wilson's Wishes, Neutrality, Peace, Settlement, Negotiations

Description

In his address to the Senate, Wilson speaks about the peace conference that may take place in Europe to end World War I before the United States had to get involved. He explains that the United States must continue to remain neutral and hope for peace. It is the first time that he says the United States must play a role in the peace negotiations and that those peace negotiations must include a League of Nations. He also says that he thinks that through this no nation should be allowed to colonize another in accordance with the Monroe Doctrine. This was in direct conflict with the Roosevelt Corollary and angered the ex-President greatly, as shown through other documents included later.

Creator

Woodrow Wilson

Publisher

The Review of Reviews Coporation

Date

January 22, 1917

Rights

Wilson, Woodrow, The Messages and Papers of Woodrow Wilson: Vol 1, (New York: The Review of Reviews Corporation, 1924), 348-356.

Format

written copy of address given to the Senate

Language

English

Coverage

United States, World War I, Europe

Text

I am proposing, as it were, that the nations should with one accord adopt the doctrine of President Monroe as the doctrine of the world; that no nation should seek to extend its polity over any other nation or people, but that every people should be left free to determine its own polity, its own way of development, unhindered, unthreatened, unafraid, the little along with the great and powerful.

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Collection

Citation

Woodrow Wilson, “President Wilson's Address to the United States Senate, On Essential terms of Peace in Europe,” Inbetween Peoples, accessed July 16, 2019, https://as205.omeka.net/items/show/126.

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