President Windrow Wilson and Senator Henry Cabot Lodge were the two opposing factors with completely different foreign policy ideals.
President Woodrow Wilson, went up against Senator Henry Cabot Lodge who was the Republican majority leader and chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. The Treaty of Versailles, and with it the League of Nations, was rejected by the US Senate. As a result, the United States refused to play a role in preventing the overthrow of Europe by Adolf Hitler during the World War.
The Treaty of Versailles brought World War I to an end. It was signed on 28 June 1919 in Versailles. The main structure in the treaty was for Germany and her allies to accept the responsibility for causing all the “loss and damage" during the war. The clause of the treaty stated Germany as the antagonist in the war and therefore made Germany responsible for making amends to the Allied nations in payment for the losses and damage they had sustained in the war. The Treaty called for the formation of a League of Nations in which the promise of mutual security would avoid another major world war
By creating the League of Nations, Wilson attempted to promote peace in the world and to provide humanitarian aid to the whole world. World …show more content…
In response to, Senator Lodge wrote twelve reservations to the proposed post-war agreements. Lodge on the other hand did not want the league to have all power to declare war. It meant the League could enter a war without approval of Congress. The American people were dismayed with the Europeans and wanted no part of it. Cabot was concerned that by the US joining the League it would put us in a possible financial situation that we were helping others and therefore we wouldn’t have the means to help