WOODROW WILSON Book Report

This essay has a total of 1096 words and 5 pages.


WOODROW WILSON





Woodrow Wilson, Premier Clemenceau, Prime Minister Lloyd George and Premier Orlando
started the Versailles Treaty committee. Wilson worked to win the Senates consent of the
Treaty of Versailles when he returned to America in July of 1919. Basically the treaty
forced on Germany the burden of reparations, and to take complete blame for the war.
Woodrow Wilson felt that the treaty was too harsh, placing unrealistic goals on Germany.
Wilson wanted to add his Fourteen Points, which was a less harsh approach to punish
Germany. Unfortunately not all the points were added to the Treaty of Versailles, but some
points were introduced into the treaty. The Treaty that President Wilson agreed on did not
include freedom of the seas or reduced tariffs, but he did hope that the Senate would
agree to the League of Nations. The Senate, to the regret of Wilson, overruled the treaty.
This was mainly because the reservationists, as they were called, couldn’t support
the treaty for many reasons. They didn’t want to subject the United States into
foreign entanglements. They also didn’t want the Senate’s constitutional power
to declare war taken away from them. Wilson would have to compromise in order gain the
support of the reservationists, but compromising was one thing he refused to do. In fact,
the more his advisers urged him to compromise, the more rigid Wilson became. Although the
ineptitude and stubbornness of Wilson was damaging to the amending of the Treaty of
Versailles, it was not the only thing that led to its defeat.

Unfortunately for Wilson there were many people who opposed his ideas and that of those in
the Treaty of Versailles. A speech given by William Borah, a past member of the Senate, is
displayed in Document A. He is criticizing the League of Nations saying that we must not
rely on other countries to solve our problems, also that we must not allow ourselves to be
subject to “an international army” and anyone “other than our own
people.” He stresses that if the president wouldn’t even allow an
“international army” to get involved, then how could the League possibly work.
In the political cartoon, Document E, the artist is portraying Woodrow Wilson and foreign
entanglements getting married. Objecting to the marriage is the United States Senate,
holding a paper of their constitutional rights. The Senate largely opposed the League
Covenant –Article 10-, the League of Covenant required member nations to attempt to
solve disputes peacefully. If that attempt fails, the nations were to observe a waiting
period before going to war. This Article took away Senates constitutional power to declare
war. They were upset about this; they wanted their constitutional rights protected.
Document H strongly urges The League of Nations, yet it criticizes both the Republicans
who got involved and Woodrow Wilson. W.E.B. De Bois criticizes Wilson, saying that if he
weren’t so stubborn and “idiotic” then the League of Nations would have
worked. Since Wilson wasn’t willing to compromise with the Republicans, the United
States must suffer by not joining in at the assembly of the League of Nations, which is
Continues for 3 more pages >>




  • Cold war
    cold war Major Sources of Discord between the Bolsheviks and European States: 1917 to 1921 There were several major sources that created discord between the Bolsheviks and western states in Europe from 1917 to 1921. Conflicting ideologies that each attacked the very fabric of the other’s respective society led to the notion that capitalism and communism could not coexist. The attempts of both actors to hold control of their own political system and to expand their political ideas internationally
  • Cold war
    cold war Major Sources of Discord between the Bolsheviks and European States: 1917 to 1921 There were several major sources that created discord between the Bolsheviks and western states in Europe from 1917 to 1921. Conflicting ideologies that each attacked the very fabric of the other’s respective society led to the notion that capitalism and communism could not coexist. The attempts of both actors to hold control of their own political system and to expand their political ideas internationally
  • None Provided4
    None Provided4 World War Two was a terrible and destructive war. Although many dynamics led to the advent of World War Two, the catalyst of the Second World War was actually the aftermath of the First World War. The First World War\'s aftermath set the stage for the rise of Hitler. On Nov. 11, 1918, an armistice was signed by the German commanders in the railcar of the French commander, Ferdinand Foch, ending the actual combat of World War One. The debacle of the First World War, which killed be
  • Rooselvelt
    Rooselvelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States. Roosevelt served longer than any other president. His unprecedented election to four terms in office will probably never be repeated; the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, passed after his death, denies the right of any person to be elected president more than twice. Roosevelt held office during two of the greatest crises ever faced by the United States: the Great De
  • The Cultural Revolution of the 1920s
    The Cultural Revolution of the 1920s The 1920\'s were times of cultural revolution. The times were changing in many different ways. Whenever the times change, there is a clash between the "old" and the "new" generations. The 1920\'s were no exception. In Dayton, Tennessee, 1925, a high school biology teacher was arrested. He was arrested because he taught the theory of evolution. The teacher, John T. Scopes, was accused of having violated the Butler Act. This was a Tennessee law that forbade the
  • The Roaring Twenties
    The Roaring Twenties THE ROARING TWENTIES Americans, in the years following the end of World War I found themselves in an era, where the people simply wished to detach themselves from the troubles of Europeans and the rest of the world. During the years of the Twenties, the economy was prosperous, there was widespread social reform, new aspects of culture were established, and people found better ways to improve their lifestyle and enjoy life. The 1920\'s exemplified the changing attitudes of Am
  • Total War World War One
    Total War World War One “World War I: Total War” Europe since pre-Roman times has been marked by conflict. Warring tribes often did battle in small skirmishes and hand-to-hand combat. But as the civilizations grew and technology improved the battles became larger and much more intense. With the Industrial revolution, warfare would change forever. This can be best seen in World War One. The “war to end all wars” gradually escalated to a global conflict, dragging the super powers into a four year
  • Adolf Hitler1
    Adolf Hitler1 ADOLF HITLER Rob Moffitt Mrs. Flinn CP Enlish 10 April 16, 2000 1. Hitler’s Early Life 2. Hitler’s World War I Service 3. Free Corps 4. Weimar Republic 5. German Worker’s Party 6. Munich Putsch 7. Mein Kampf 8. Hitler’s Rise to Power 9. Hitler Launches the War 10. Hitler’s Last Days The interesting life of Adolf Hitler is not fully known to people. Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889, the fourth child of Alois Schickelgruber and Klara Hitler in the Austrian town of Braunau. Two
  • Life of Hitler
    Life of Hitler On April 30,1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in an underground bunker near the center of Berlin. His dream of a Thousand - Year Reich" lay in ruins. German cities had been bombed, German armies captured or destroyed. A week after Hitlers death, Germany offered unconditional surrender to Allied forces. The nightmare of World War 2 in Europe came to an end. Hitler was the only man responsible for the horrors of World War 2. But it was his dream of world domination that possessed
  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler When the topic of dictators is brought up who comes to mind? Most anyone will say Adolf Hitler. Why was he so cruel? What drove his hatred for the Jews? Why did he want a so-called “perfect” race? Well the answer to all these questions might be answered from Hitler’s childhood. Adolph Hitler was born on April 20, 1889, in Braunau am Inn, Austria. He was the son of Alois, a customs official, and Klara Hitler. Alois was a very mean and stern father. His death, in 1903, came as a relie
  • Keynes friedman
    keynes friedman Keynes, John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton 1883-1946, English economist and monetary expert. His theories, known as Keynesian economics, are the most influential economic formulation of the 20th cent. In 1919 he represented the British treasury at the peace conference ending WORLD WAR I, but he resigned in protest over the VERSAILLES Treaty\'s economic provisions. He gained world fame with Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919). His departure from the classical concepts of a
  • America
    America America’s involvement in World War Two When war broke out , there was no way the world could possibly know the severity of this guerre. Fortunately one country saw and understood that Germany and its allies would have to be stopped. America’s Involvement in World War two not only contributed in the eventual downfall of the insane Adolph Hitler and his Third Reich, but also came at the precise time and moment. Had the united states entered the war any earlier the consequences might have b
  • A Seize of Power
    A Seize of Power A Seize of Power After WWI, Germany was in a exceedingly unpleasant state. It had been forced, by the Treaty of Versailles, to take full blame for the war. This meant that Germany would have to pay reparations for all of the other countries. Reparations were even harder to pay since Germany was in the midst of one of the worst stagflation epidemics in history. Not to mention a brand new government, one that had nothing to do with the signing of this treaty, had taken over power.
  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler ADOLF HITLER 1. THE BEGINNING At half past six on the evening of April 20th, 1889 a child was born in the small town of Branau, Austria. The name of the child was Adolf Hitler. He was the son a Customs official Alois Hitler, and his third wife Klara. As a young boy Adolf attendated church regulary and sang in the local choir. One day he carved a symbol into the bench which resembled the Swastika he later used as the symbol of the Nazi party. He was a pretty good student
  • Adolf Hitler1
    Adolf Hitler1 Germany under the rule of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party believed they were superior to the peoples of all other nations and all individual efforts were to be performed for the betterment of the German State. Germany’s loss in World War I resulted in the Peace Treaty of Versailles, which created tremendous economic and social hardships on Germany. Germany had to make reparations to the Allied and Associated Governments involved in World War I. As a result, Adolf Hitle
  • Did Germany Cause World War 1
    Did Germany Cause World War 1 Did Germany cause World War 1? Although in the Treaty of Versailles Germany was to accept full responsibility for World War 1 this in not necessarily the case. Many factors have to be taken into account when considering the cause of World War 1. Germany may have been primarily responsible for the war but the other major powers must accept some of the blame for failing to prevent it. The conflict resulting from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinard should hav
  • European Government in the 19th century
    European Government in the 19th century During the twentieth century, Europe went through many changes in politics and trends. On June 28, 1914, Serbian revolutionaries assassinated Archduke Francis Ferdinand, the heir to the Austrian and Hungarian thrones, and his wife, Sophie. With Germany behind Austria-Hungary, Austria attacked Serbia on July 28th. The following day, Russia ordered full mobilization and in effect declared full all out war. Germany’s plan was to knock out France by going thro
  • European Government in the 19th century1
    European Government in the 19th century1 During the twentieth century, Europe went through many changes in politics and trends. On June 28, 1914, Serbian revolutionaries assassinated Archduke Francis Ferdinand, the heir to the Austrian and Hungarian thrones, and his wife, Sophie. With Germany behind Austria-Hungary, Austria attacked Serbia on July 28th. The following day, Russia ordered full mobilization and in effect declared full all out war. Germany’s plan was to knock out France by going thr
  • The Cause and Effects of WWI
    the Cause and Effects of WWI The Causes and Effects of World War I What were the causes and effects of World War I? The answer to this seemingly simple question is not easy. There was more to the onset of the war then the event of an Austrian prince being murdered in Serbia, as is what most people consider to be the cause of World War I. Furthermore, the effects of the war were not just concentrated to a post-war era lasting for a generation of Westerners. No, the effects of the war were widespr
  • The Essence Of Power Gandhi v Hitler
    The Essence Of Power Gandhi v Hitler In the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s the people of northern Europe, southern Africa and Asia were in despair. They had no leaders. They were defenseless. India had been taken over by the British Empire and now the 315 million Indians were under the rule of the 100 thousand British soldiers there. In Germany there were six different political groups; nobody knew what to do. These countries were in shock, they need a change, but more importantly, they needed
  • The Legue The UN the Future
    The Legue The UN the Future During the First World War several world leaders such as President of the United States(U.S.) Woodrow Wilson and South African Prime Minster Jan Smuts, advocated the need for an international organization that preserved peace and settled disputes by arbitration. When peace negotiations began in October 1918,United States president Woodrow Wilson insisted that his Fourteen Points serve as a basis for the signing of the Armistice . The Armistice included the formation o
  • Wilson
    Wilson In 1856, Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born to Joseph Wilson and Janet Woodrow. Because he was the son of a Presbyterian minister, the moral ideology of Woodrow Wilson had its foundation early in his life. It is this moral approach to politics that shaped American foreign policy for a great part of the twentieth century. Wilson was elected president in 1910, as a result of Theodore Roosevelt’s Bull Moose split from the Republican Party. The idealistic governor from New Jersey believed that th
  • AdoffADOLF HITLER 1 THE BEGINNING
    AdoffADOLF HITLER 1 THE BEGINNING ADOLF HITLER 1. THE BEGINNING At half past six on the evening of April 20th, 1889 a child was born in the small town of Branau, Austria. The name of the child was Adolf Hitler. He was the son a Customs official Alois Hitler, and his third wife Klara. As a young boy Adolf attendated church regulary and sang in the local choir. One day he carved a symbol into the bench which resembled the Swastika he later used as the symbol of the Nazi party. He was a pretty good
  • Adolf Hitler The Beginning
    Adolf Hitler The Beginning ADOLF HITLER 1. THE BEGINNING At half past six on the evening of April 20th, 1889 a child was born in the small town of Branau, Austria. The name of the child was Adolf Hitler. He was the son a Customs official Alois Hitler, and his third wife Klara. As a young boy Adolf attendated church regulary and sang in the local choir. One day he carved a symbol into the bench which resembled the Swastika he later used as the symbol of the Nazi party. He was a pretty good studen
  • Adolf Hitler1
    Adolf Hitler1 Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945) Founder and leader of Nazi Party, Head of State and Commander of the Armed Forces, Adolf Hitler was born in Austria on April 20, 1889. Hitler was born to Austrian customs officials, Alois Schickelgruber Hitler, and his third wife, Klara Poelzl, both from Austria. Hitler was a resentful and discontent child who was moody, lazy, and having a short temper. As a young man Hitler was very hostile towards his father and strongly attached to his mother, whose dea
  • Attempts made at peace
    attempts made at peace Modern History “What attemps were made to achieve a lasting peace in Europe between the years 1918-1922 By: Paul Portelli This Essay will Disscuss why the “peace treaties” of WW1 cause not peace but War. Focusing mainly on the Treaty of Versaille, Woodrow Willson and the league of nations. How the triple anntont where more intrested in imperialism instead of idealism. The Versaille Treaty, an agreement for peaceful terms among the warring nations of World War I, was exting
  • End Of WW I
    End Of WW I The End of World War I When World War I ended on November 11, 1918, peace talks went on for months due to the Allied leaders wanting to punish the enemy and Ňdividing the spoils of war.Ó A formal agreement to end the war was made and called the Treaty of Versailles. The issue that took the most time were the territorial issues because the empires of Russia, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman, and Germany had collapsed. These fallen empires had to be divided up and AmericaŐs President Woodr
  • Great War
    Great War The Great War BY Kevin Kilkenny World War I was from 1914 to 1918 it started out as a local European war between Austria-Hungary and Serbia on July 28, 1914, but then became European war when the declaration of war against Russia on August 1, 1914 and eventually became a global war involving 32 nations. 28 of these nations were Allies and the Associated Powers and including Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, and the United States. The Central Powers consisting of Germany, Austria-Hu
  • Hitler2
    Hitler2 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler’s Early Years Adolf Hitler was born in the small Austrian town of Branau on the 20th of April 1889. He came from a middle-class family that lived comfortably, although he suggested in his book Mein Kampf that his family was poor and his childhood was filled with hardship. His father Alois Hitler was a customs official with the Austrian Civil Service. His mother, Klara was a former servant girl and became Alois’ third wife. The young Hitler had ability but perfor
  • Hitler2
    Hitler2 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler’s Early Years Adolf Hitler was born in the small Austrian town of Branau on the 20th of April 1889. He came from a middle-class family that lived comfortably, although he suggested in his book Mein Kampf that his family was poor and his childhood was filled with hardship. His father Alois Hitler was a customs official with the Austrian Civil Service. His mother, Klara was a former servant girl and became Alois’ third wife. The young Hitler had ability but perfor
  • Hitler4
    Hitler4 Hitler’s World View (Weltanschauung) In the early quarter of the twentieth century, a young man was beginning to fill his mind with ideas of a unification of all Germanic countries. That young man was Adolf Hitler, and what he learned in his youth would surface again as he struggled to become the leader of this movement. Hitler formed views of countries and even certain cities early in his life, those views often affecting his dictation of foreign policy, as he grew older. What was Hitle
  • Hitler6
    Hitler6 More than twelve million people were killed in concentration camps, six million were Jewish. All of these horrifying events were consequences of the evening, April 20, 1889, when the one man responsible for all of this was born. Adolf Hitler was born into a loving family of small farmers and craftsmen. He had one half-sister, Angela, and one half-brother, Alois, Jr. Hitler\'s mother loved him very much and anyone could tell, because she showered him with affection. In his early school ye
  • Hitlers Rise To Power
    Hitlers Rise To Power Hitler’s Rise To Power Who or what was responsible for Hitler’s rise to power? Many believe that there was only one factor for his rise to power. Some state that Hitler could not have risen to power in any other than Germany, implying that he was nothing more than a product of German culture. Others say that Hitler made himself dictator by means of his political genius. And yet still others claim that it was the weak democratic government of the Weimar Republic or Germany’s
  • Info on tedd and wilson
    info on tedd and wilson Fun Fact: Sheep on the White House lawn? A flock of sheep grazed during Woodrow Wilson\'s term. Their wool was sold to raise money for the Red Cross during World War I. Fast Fact: Woodrow Wilson tried in vain to bring the United States into the League of Nations. Biography: Like Roosevelt before him, Woodrow Wilson regarded himself as the personal representative of the people. "No one but the President," he said, "seems to be expected ... to look out for the general inter
  • Louis XIV1
    Louis XIV1 1638–1715, king of France (1643–1715), son and successor of King Louis XIII.   Early Reign After his father’s death his mother, Anne of Austria, was regent for Louis, but the real power was wielded by Anne’s adviser, Cardinal Mazarin. Louis did not take over the government until Mazarin’s death (1661). By then France was economically exhausted by the Thirty Years War, by the Fronde, and by fiscal abuses. But the centralizing policies of Richelieu and Mazarin had prepared the ground fo
  • Nationalism
    nationalism Nationalism is a popular sentiment that places the existence and well-being of the nation highest in the scale of political loyalties. In political terms, it signifies a person\'s willingness to work for the nation against foreign domination, whether political, economic, or cultural. Nationalism also implies a group\'s consciousness of shared history, language, race, and values. Its significance lies in its role in supplying the ties that make the nation-state a cohesive viable entit
  • Nationalism
    nationalism Nationalism is a popular sentiment that places the existence and well-being of the nation highest in the scale of political loyalties. In political terms, it signifies a person\'s willingness to work for the nation against foreign domination, whether political, economic, or cultural. Nationalism also implies a group\'s consciousness of shared history, language, race, and values. Its significance lies in its role in supplying the ties that make the nation-state a cohesive viable entit
  • Nazi movement
    nazi movement There is no single answer as to why the Nazis were able to gain so much support during the 1920\'s; there are several, and people still argue about them. Some people - especially during the Second World War - suggested that the Nazi movement grew out of something basically wrong in the German character. However, modern historians recognise that a combination of factors such as Hitler\'s personality and mesmerising oratory skills, the problems with the Weimar Republic, the Nazi\'s e
  • Nazism
    Nazism NAZISM The National Socialist German Workers’ Party almost died one morning in 1919. It numbered only a few dozen grumblers’ it had no organization and no political ideas. But many among the middle class admired the Nazis’ muscular opposition to the Social Democrats. And the Nazis themes of patriotism and militarism drew highly emotional responses from people who could not forget Germany’s prewar imperial grandeur. In the national elections of September 1930, the Nazis garnered nearly 6.5
  • None Provided3
    None Provided3 On November 18th of 1918, Germany, a member of the Central Powers, surrendered unconditionally to the allies. World War I had ended with a total of 37 million casualties, including 9 million dead combatants. German propaganda had not prepared that nation for defeat, and its suddenness resulted in a sense of injured German national pride. Following the defeat of Germany in World War I and in the midst of a great worldwide depression, both the social and political climates were prim
  • One Person can make the Difference
    One Person can make the Difference It was Thomas Carlyle who believed that one person could change the course of events in history. He strongly believed that it was because of the individuals’ greatness that led the people into their outcomes, not historical circumstances, which Carl Marx would argue. Napoleon Bonaparte is a perfect example of individual greatness. Carlyle said, “It is not a lucky word, this name "impossible"; no good comes of those who have it so often in their mouths.”Ś The wo
  • Presidents and Conflict Resolution
    Presidents and Conflict Resolution Patrick McShan HIS 3360 November 19, 1999 Presidents and Conflict Resolution The term negotiation has been defined as a formal process that occurs when parties are trying to find a mutually acceptable solution to a complex conflict. People and parties, throughout time, have come to negotiate for two basic reasons. First, they negotiate to create something new that neither party could do on his own. Second, parties negotiate to resolve a problem or dispute betwe
  • Review of The Treaty Of Versailles
    Review of The Treaty Of Versailles Studying the Treaty of Versailles form the side of the winning group may seem quite easy. Can a benefactor of the allied efforts actually review the fairness of the treaty in just and unbiased way ? This is what I hope to accomplish with my paper reviewing the treaty, and reparations held within. To start, I would like to review the sources I am currently using and their general ideas: The Treaty of Versailles: A Reassessment After 75 Years Boerneke, Manfred F.
  • Sex and war
    sex and war The Treaty of Versailles: Prelude to WWII Essay written by leslie hern The Treaty of Versailles was not a justified treaty which created German feelings of revenge and dislike towards the victorious countries. This feeling of revenge felt by Germany, in addition with the social atmosphere of Europe, led to a second World War in the September of 1939, just 11 years after the first World War. People at the time published reports on the unfairness of the treaty. America never ratified t
  • SpanishAmerican War1
    SpanishAmerican War1 Most may think that the Spanish-American War was a war between the Americans and the Spanish. Most are right, but only to a point, because the Spanish-American War also included wars between the Americans and the Filipinos, as well as between the Americans and Puerto-Ricans. Reasons for these wars occurring are obvious to the history connoisseur, but to the normal individual, they may not be so distinct. America has been a country of great power for years, and that power has
  • Structure of the UN
    Structure of the UN The League of Nations was a world organization established in 1920 to promote international cooperation and peace. It was first proposed in 1918 by President Woodrow Wilson, although the United States never joined the League. The league was essentially powerless and it was officially dissolved in 1946. This former international organization was formed after World War I to promote international peace and security. The basis of the League, the Covenant, was written into the Tre
  • Summary of the French Revolution
    Summary of the French Revolution France was an absolute monarchy. Louis XIV (1643 – 1715) was the envy of all other rulers in Europe. During his reign he had centralized the government and had encouraged trade and manufacture. His undoing was the long list of over ambitious wars that he had participated in. His successors Louis XV (1715 – 74) and Louis XVI (1774 – 93) also participated in lengthy and costly conflicts. France had suffered defeat in the Seven Years War against Britain (1756 – 63).
  • The history of Eastern Europe
    The history of Eastern Europe Course Background Dominant Civilizations 1. The dominant civilization at the time was the Roman Empire. 2. Western Europe was right behind the Roman Empire in civilization. 3. With the fall of the Roman Empire, Western civilization fell. The split of civilization 1. Western Europe began to slit in to seperate counries. 2. Less people used Latin as a form of communication. 3. This made international communication difficult. 4. Many different languages emerged. 5. Chr
  • The holocaust1
    The holocaust1 ˙Nearly six million Jews were killed and murdered in what historians have called "The Holocaust." The word \'holocaust\' is a conflagration, a great raging fire that consumes in it\'s path all that lives. In the years between 1933 and 1945, the Jews of Europe were marked for total annihilation. Moreover, anti-Semitism was given legal sanction. It was directed by Adolf Hitler and managed by Heinne Himmler, Reinhard Heydrich and Adolf Eichmann. The Germans under Adolf Hitler believe
  • The Rise of Hitler
    The Rise of Hitler "The Rise of Hitler" I. Introduction Exactly how did Hitler come into power? What drove him to become the way he was? Why did he kill all those people? In this report, I’ll examine these questions and many others. II. The early years Hitler was born on April 20, 1889 at Branau am Inn in Austria-Hungary. He went by his mother\'s last name Schicklegruber until 1876 when he took the name Hitler. He spent much of his childhood in upper Austria linz. He had a terrible record in sch