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Reprinted from the San Francisco Chronicle in Current Opinion Vol. 66, No. 4
President Woodrow Wilson’s 14 Points were the terms he took to the Paris Peace Conference at the end of World War I. The proposal for a League of Nations was the fourteenth point. The League was intended to handle global diplomatic problems before they turned into wars and was the most controversial part of the final treaty. Some critics of the League of Nations declared that its political mechanisms would not fit into the United States governing principles.