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The League of Nations

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The League of Nations
What was the League of Nations?
The League of Nations was an international organization proposed by President Wilson and it was used to ensure that war never broke out again
What do you think this political cartoon is saying?
Wilson's Fourteenth Point: Establishment of the League of Nations
Collective security, which meant that all nations were to protect and defend each other against an attack
Disarmament, which was the act of reducing weapons
to improve living and working conditions
world peace
the League of Nations four main aims
Republicans believe that the League would commit the United States to an expensive organization.
Republicans thought the League would reduce United States ability to defend it's own interests.
Without the United State's involvement in the League, historians thought the league would be less effective.
According to the Treaty Of Versailles, Germany wasn't allowed to join the League
Russia was a communist country therefore, Russia was not invited.
America did not join the League. Which was the most powerful Nation.
Legacy of U.S. Involvement
After the 1st World War, many in the U. S. were afraid of getting caught in another war.
Senator Henry Cabot Lodge led a group of senators who were afraid the U.S. might get pulled into another war trying to enforce the Leagues wishes.
They also feared that the League of Nations would interfere with the business and wishes of our country.
America had suffered casualties in the war, and many people in the USA wanted to keep America out of European affairs. This policy was called isolationism.
The United States had had enough of wars and dealing with other countries problems. They also had little or no support for British or French policies or the Treaty of Versailles, which they refused to accept. So although when the League was actually being formed Woodrow Wilson still backed America joining it, by this time and, despite Wilson, America never joined the League.
Without the United State's involvement in the League of Nations, it would be destined to fail
Political Cartoons
The nations all have hold strings that are keeping the hands of United States (Uncle Sam) tied up, and unable to break free.
'The Gap In The Bridge', the message was that the bridge couldn't stay together with out the key stone.
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