On May 7, 1919, the draft text of the Treaty of Versailles was handed over to the German delegation for its perusal. The German government’s chief representative, Count Ulrich Graf von Brockdorff-Rantzau, made his displeasure known by remaining seated while making his speech accepting the treaty for revision, a major breach of diplomatic protocol. Over the next month and a half the new German republic fought the terms of the treaty by stalling, writing letters of observation that amounted to protest, and considering the possibility of renewing the war—all while a British naval blockade of their ports, in place since 1914, starved their people of trade in foodstuffs and thus applied intense pressure to Germany to sign the treaty. Finally, on June 28, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed in a climate of icy tension in the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles, where the unification of the German Empire had been declared in 1871.
Below is the pdf file with the questions you have to answer as you watch the documentary. For Tuesday, May 8th you may only answer the first 9 questions. You can complete the rest for Friday, May 11th.