Chapter 25

Chapter 25: America And The Great War

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League of Nations


Why did the United States reject membership in the League of Nations?

Woodrow Wilson saw the Allied victory in World War I as an opportunity to revise the international order. At the peace negotiations held outside Paris in 1919, Wilson successfully argued for the creation of a League of Nations. Many Americans, however, believed that membership in the organization might require American entry into a future war. Senators such as Henry Cabot Lodge blocked passage of the peace treaty, and the United States never joined the League of Nations.


Choose from the following titles:

  1. The Fourteen Points (1918)
  2. The League of Nations (1919)
  3. The League of Nations Must Be Revised (1919), Henry Cabot Lodge
  4. Wilson welcomed as a hero in Europe
  5. Cartoon: Three Senators Refuse a Lady a Seat
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