The “irreconcilables” opposed the treaty in any form in november lodge sent the treaty with 14 reservations to the senate floor, prompting an angry wilson to urge democrats to reject lodge's plan on november 19, 1919, a group of democratic senators joined the irreconcilables to defeat the treaty the united states. Thomas woodrow wilson (december 28, 1856 – february 3, 1924) was an american statesman and academic who served as the 28th president of the united states from 1913 to 1921 a member of the democratic party, wilson served as the president of princeton university from 1902 to 1910, and as governor of new. The us didn't necessarily oppose the treaty of versailles, so much that they did oppose the league of nations (predecessor to united nations) for a few reasons america had always taken a hands-off isolationist approach towards foreign affairs at the time the only reason they got involved was arguably the zimmerman.
Peace policy6 claude a swanson, also a leader of the democratic machine in virginia, was a member of the senate foreign relations comrnittee ' 111a the treaty ratified by the senate so that the united states could become a member of party as a whole was not opposed to a league, the pro-league republican. Despite support by president woodrow wilson, the us senate rejected the treaty of versailles and wilson's proposed league of nations, which aimed to create stability in post wwi europe over the next two decades, the united states would sit on the sidelines as the underlying international tensions escalated to an even.
Representatives of each country signed the treaty in june 1919 for the united states to accept its conditions, however, it had to be ratified by congress the senate majority leader, henry cabot lodge, a republican from massachusetts, opposed the treaty, specifically the section regarding the league of.
History of united states foreign policy is a brief overview of major trends regarding the foreign policy of the united states from the american revolution to the present the major themes are becoming an empire of liberty, promoting democracy, expanding across the continent, supporting liberal internationalism, contesting.
Tervention in the war and, subsequently, the reservations with the treaty of versailles, both endear- ing positions to the allies bered politically, and he began a gradual shift back to his once-beloved gop addition- to the united states, roosevelt “hoped that in the strongest and most unequivocal fashion [the british.
In addition to negotiating the treaty of versailles, the paris peace conference established the league of nations, an international peacekeeping organization the so-called “irreconcilables,” mostly republicans but also some democrats, opposed the treaty, particularly article x, which committed member-states of the.