Primary Sources

War Documents

War Message to Congress: President Woodrow Wilson's War Message to Congress of April 2, 1917.
This is the message delivered to Congress on April 2 asking for a Declaration of War against Germany, which was declared on April 7, 1917.
Fourteen Points: President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points of January 8, 1918.
These fourteen points articulating the war aims of the United States and the allies were announced by President Wilson in 1918 and were initially used as the basis for the final peace treaty.
War Documents: World War I Document Archive.
This archive compiled by Richard Hacken of Brighan Young University has many documents by year, biographies, images, etc., as well as a thorough list of web sites arranged by country.


Treaty concluding war on the eastern front: Brest-Litovsk treaty between Germany and Russia of March 3, 1918.
This treaty was negotiated at Brest-Litovsk between Leon Trotsky of Russia, now the Soviet Union, and representatives of Germany. The Soviet Union ceding Finland, Russian Poland, and the Ukraine to end the hostilities on the eastern front of World War I. Provided by the Avalon collection at Yale University.
Final peace treaty: The Versailles Treaty of June 28, 1919.
This is the complete text of the Versaille Treaty which ended World War I. Provided by the University of San Diego.