From December 15 to January 18
Prepared by A. F. Westcott, Ph. D., Instructor, U. S. Naval Academy
PRESIDENT WILSON'S NOTE TO BELLIGERENTS
On December 18 President Wilson addressed a note to all belligerent nations, and sent copies for the information of neutrals, suggesting "an avowal of their respective views as to the terms upon which the war might be concluded." While remarking that "the objects, which the statesmen of the belligerents on both sides have in mind in this war, are virtually the same, as stated in general terms to their own people and to the world," the note later adds that "the concrete objects have never been definitely stated."
The President's Note