1) National self-determination: the right if people to decide how they shoul be governed.
2) Reparation: payment of damages caused during a war.
3) Final: last
4) achieve: to accomplish
5) Leaders from 27 nations gathered in Paris, France, in January 1919. They met for the peace conference following World War I.
6) In spite of these difficulties, Woodrow Wilson was optimistic. He outlined his plan in what was called the Fourteen Points
7) Europeans welcomed Wilson's ideas at first. Trouble appeared, though, when nations put their own interests first.
8) The Big Four were Present Wilson; Prime Minister David Lloyd George of Great Britain; France's premier, Georges Clemenceau; and Italian prime minister Vittorio Orlando.
9) The Allies and Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919.
10) In March 1920, the Senate voted on the treaty with Lodge's changes. It rejected the Treaty of Versailles.