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AP US History Chapters 29-33

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Finalized in Paris by representatives from the "big Four" countries the U.S. , Britain, France, and Italy. It was handed to the Germans in June 1919. Only about 4 of the original Wilsonian points and principles were fully honored. The Germans were banking on peace after Wilson's Fourteen Points but after this they were not pleased and felt betrayed. In order to create his League of Nations, Wilson had to compromise some of his points at Paris in the treaty. After this treaty Wilson became a fallen idol. He had sacrificed some of his points for injustices all to save his League of Nations which he hoped would deal with the inequality. Despite being loudly condemned, the treaty liberated millions of minority people (Poles) from their yokes. This treaty ended up being saved from old-time peace of grasping imperialism by Wilson. Most importantly, the treaty created the League of Nations. Many groups of people felt the treaty was either too harsh or too soft. Others (Irish-Americans) also condemned the League of Nations. After going through the Senate, the treaty had fourteen formal reservations to it orchestrated by Lodge. The safeguards reserved the rights of the U.S. under the Monroe Doctrine and the Constitution. They sought to protect American sovereignty. Wilson was angered by the Lodge reservations so he asked all loyal Democrats to vote against the updated treaty. The Democrats did as told and the treaty was rejected. The Senate decided to vote again on the treaty with the Lodge reservations still on, Wilson did the same thing and the treaty could not net a needed 2/3 majority so it was defeated for good.