Political Differences Between Wilson And Lodge

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The political differences between Wilson and Lodge, Wilson’s long-standing resentment toward Lodge, and Wilson’s refusal to include Republicans in America’s party at the peace conference in Paris are three reasons why the Treaty was not ratified in America. Wilson and Lodge were at odds politically. Wilson was very intent on what he wanted the Treaty of Versailles to be, while Lodge and other reservationists had proposed several changes. “Epilogue: The Legacy of the League” states, “The longstanding bitterness and political differences with Lodge ensured this his ideas would be severely scrutinized even before they reached the table” (34). As a result, instead of attempting to compromise, Lodge was shut down instantly by Wilson whenever he proposed any ideas, and Republicans felt shut out as a result. The refusal to add reservations to the treaty ultimately is what led to losing two-thirds of America’s vote to pass the treaty. …show more content…
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