Participation in World War I lead to many changes in the U.S. government, our economy, and society as a whole. Some some changes were positive and some negative, but all lead to wholesale changes in many areas.
--Discuss the debate in the U.S. Senate over the ratification of the Versailles treaty.
--What arguments were put forth by the treaty's critics?
--What was the final outcome?
These are very good questions! The Treaty of Versailles, as you know, was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War One signed on June 28, 1919. To ratify the Treaty of Versailles, Woodrow Wilson argued in favor of it stating that the world peace was at stake, and the US had an obligation to prevent any future threats. He also stated that we needed to take on a leadership role or else we (and the rest of the world) would be in danger. He further argued that the League of Nations was ...