League of Nations Essay

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League of Nations





League of Nations
I have a few topics that I feel that I should bring to the attention of the people of the
United States. There are a few matters that feel that the people of America should be
able to speak their minds about. In particular to us I have recently come up with
fourteen points. Only a few of the fourteen points were included in the treaty, the only
important one being the League of Nations. All of the points that I have presented were
good, but not being able to include any of these points did not catch me by surprise. On
the hand, my point about The League of Nations being rejected was awfully offensive, as
well as shameful to us as a nation. The United States being the best of nations, cannot
agree on putting together an organization of many nations to keep domestic and foreign
affairs under control. Most of us still have family back home in other countries and we
must watch over them as well. It is the only logic and fair solution to rid most of the
many problems that occur internationally. If we do not go on and modify our thoughts and
rethink what we are letting slid by we will later regret it. If we don’t get a move
on it, the people after us will. We are bound to come up with an international
organization to take care of worldly matters. So we ought to begin this League of Nations
as soon as possible and take care of these matters at once.

As you may already know this opposition is being blown away mainly due to a few people,
including Henry Cabot Lodge, Hiram Johnson, Robert LaFollette, and Senator Borah. They
are all isolationism, therefore, they have who opposed any league of nations, and spoke
out against the treaty, and the new league established in the treaty, and as well as
against me. Must we continue being isolationists? Whenever we have isolated ourselves
we have not found success. Our congress is totally dominated by republicans and me as a
so-called democrat; I cannot get anything off the ground (“Woodrow”). I
present my thoughts and the thoughts of the people to congress and they are just rejected.
Shouldn’t the people of The United States have a say in what should happen in our
nation. So on January 8, 1920 I wrote a public letter stating that if the Republicans
would not yield, then the people could decide the issue in "the great and solemn
referendum," the election of 1920. On both votes in the Senate the treaty failed because
neither side would budge, although considerably more than the necessary two thirds favored
ratification in some form.

We must know that when we make a decision it is not only for ourselves. We are highly
looked at, and our choices and opinions are crucial. Once we put our foots down and go
forward with this League of Nations the rest of the world will follow. So when we sit
down at our tables today, I want the American people to think about where we want to go
with this opposition. Then, once we get to our right frames of mind, I want the American
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