6.28.1919 - The peace Treaty of Versailles was signed at the end of WWI, ending the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The other Central Powers on the German side of WWI were dealt with in separate treaties. The armistice signed on 11.11.1918, ended the actual fighting, but it took six months of negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference to conclude the peace treaty.
The Treaty of Versailles was a peace settlement that ended WW1 with Germany to blame. This political cartoon shows an embarrassed and angry German crawling out of the Treaty of Versailles. This implies that putting all the blame on Germany did not accomplish much but angered the Germans, which eventually led to the start of WW2 by the forming of NAZI's as shown on the helmet.
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Massachusetts Treaty of Versailles era U.S. Treasury Secretary Morganthau Federal Reserve Note Series 1934 coupon bonds reading a one billion denomination ( on each sheet ) totalling two-hundred fifty sheets thereof sealed within this one ( 1 ) bronze presentation motherbox inscribed with the reading two-hundred fifty billion ( U.S.D. ).