President Woodrow Wilson had a list of 14 points that he wanted to accomplish in the peace Treaty of Versailles. This list included a non-punitive peace, freedom of the seas, and a League of Nations. Wilson repeatedly insisted on establishing collective security in the form of a League of Nations, despite compromises made during the Treaty of Versailles. The statement, It was the strength of the opposition forces, both liberal and conservative, rather than the ineptitude and stubbornness of President Wilson that led to the Senate defeat of the Treaty of Versailles. is false because the stubbornness of Woodrow Wilson concerning the League of Nations was a greater determinant in the rejection of the Treaty of Versailles than was the opposition to the treaty.
There was significant opposition to the Treaty of Versailles, particularly regarding the League of Nations. Ever since Washingtons farewell address, the United States had a foreign policy of no entangling alliances. Document E was an emotional political cartoon that used religious implications to prove a point. The writers of Document Es main goal was to demonstrate their passionate opposition to the entanglements that the League of Nations would encapsulate. William Borah was a main force in the opposition of the League of Nations. He proved his point in Document A by calling on the peoples fear of war and advocating the freedom that is fundamental to Americans. The treaty itself lacked several of Wilsons 14 points leading to the opposition of the treaty. Document B was an emotional and image provoking document that drew on the sweating of blood, sins of civilization, and displayed the disappointment felt by many.
On the other hand, not everyone in the United States was against the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations. In fact, the Senate would have passed the Tre...