Woodrow Wilson's "Speech on the Fourteen Points, Jan 8, 1918"

American President Woodrow Wilson delivered this speech on January 8, 1918, less than a year after the United States officially entered the First World War I. In the speech, Wilson presents a blueprint for postwar peace and reconciliation. He argues against European colonization and asserts that colonized peoples should be able to govern themselves. Finally, he argues for the creation of a "general association of nations" in order to guarantee peace and freedom throughout the world.