Woodrow Wilson: Fourteen Points

(1918)

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Audience

Wilson hoped to remake the world; to do that, he aimed his address at several audiences throughout the world. Wilson, in fact, was the first national leader literally to address the world, thanks to new radio transmitters that relayed his address to Western Europe, South America, and Asia. He hoped to rally the American people to support both the war and his noble war aims. Wilson also hoped to persuade the governments and peoples of his nation's new allies to support his...