Thomas Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president of the United States of America. He was president from 1913-1921, and was also president during World War I. He was famous for creating the Fourteen Points. According to Wikipedia, “The Fourteen Points was a statement of principles for peace that was to be used for peace negotiations in order to end World War I. The principles were outlined in a January 8, 1918 speech on war aims and peace terms to the United States Congress by President Woodrow Wilson.” According to the National WWI Museum, the Fourteen Points are: “1. Open diplomacy without secret treaties 2. Economic free trade on the seas during war and peace 3. Equal trade conditions 4. Decrease armaments among all nations 5. Adjust colonial claims 6. Evacuation of all Central Powers from Russia and allow it to define its own independence 7. Belgium to be evacuated and restored 8. Return of Alsace-Lorraine region and all French territories 9. Readjust Italian borders 10. Austria-Hungary to be provided an opportunity for self-determination 11. Redraw the borders of the Balkan region creating Roumania, Serbia and Montenegro 12. Creation of a Turkish state with guaranteed free trade in the Dardanelles 13. Creation of an independent Polish state 14. Creation of the League of Nations” These Fourteen Points mainly support the idea of lasting peace between the different countries and nations of the world.

How did an assassination lead to WWI? The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914 led to the outbreak of WWI, but how did this assassination lead to war? After the assassination, Austria-Hungary sent a list of demands to Serbia (the nation that lead the assassination). They said that if Serbia does not do what they have command Serbia to do, they will declare war. Serbia accepted these demands, but nevertheless, Austria-Hungary declared war anyway. This set off a chain reaction of military mobilisations that eventually lead to the outbreak of WWI in 1914.