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    American Ratification of the Treaty of Versailles

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    After the WWI, the signing of the Treaty seen some arguments as to why Wilson's 14-Points wasn't really used but rather the change using the Treaties into getting Germany to sign to the end of the war.

    I need HELP for an argument for and against the signing of the Treaty. Thank you.

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    Let's take a closer look at both sides of the argument.

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    1. After the WWI, the signing of the Treaty seen some arguments as to why Wilson's 14-Points wasn't really used but rather the change using the Treaties into getting Germany to sign to the end of the war. I need to have an argument for and against the signing of the Treaty.

    The Treaty of Versailles (1919) was the peace treaty which officially ended World War I between the Allied and Associated Powers and Germany (see more detail at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Versailles). Ultimately, United States did not sign the treaty.

    I located an excellent resource that sketches the arguments for and against American signing of the Treaty. The following article is extremely informative, so I will leave it intact. So, please keep what fits.

    ARTICLE: How did World War One change the way America looked at the world?

    Many Americans saw US involvement in WWI as a waste of time. From the very beginning it was not particularly popular. When the war ended many Americans saw a Europe that had changed little. Men had died, sacrifices made...and for what. America had walked into the ring of international diplomacy and affairs and received a bloody nose for our efforts. The result was disillusionment with world affairs. The result of this disillusionment was a fundamental shift in American policy from internationalism to relative isolationism.

    Everywhere one found a strong impulse to return to old isolationist ways. Wilson's inspiring leadership had keyed the American people to a spirit of self-sacrifice that had even resulted in the prohibition of alcoholic beverages. But this was all changing. Victory had brought an emotional letdown - "the slump of idealism." It had also brought a profound ...

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    This solution examine the arguments for and against American ratification of the Treaty of Versailles.

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