U.S History Discussion The League of Nations, writing homework help
In preparation for our discussion be sure to read Chapter 19: “American Empire” and Chapter 21: “World War I and its Aftermath” in The American Yawp along with the following primary sources: Wilson, W. (1917), Peace Without Victory, Woodrow, W. (1918), The Fourteen Points, and Goldman, E. (1917), We Don’t Believe in Conscription. You may also want to take a look at the World War I Propaganda Posters.
In additional, examine the editorial cartoon above, originally from the New York Herald, from September 1919, or a larger version of the cartoon. The cartoon depicts the base of the Statue of Liberty with a representation of a Hindu goddess (Kali). The wording on the cartoon reads: “This may be a better goddess than liberty—but we’ll have to be shown” and the wording on the statue reads “League of Nations.”
Then, in an initial post of approximately 270 words, using specific evidence from the primary sources, and readings listed above, answer the following questions:
- Given that the US was on the winning side of World War One and was one of the main leaders at the Versailles peace talks, why does this cartoon depict the League of Nations negatively?
- Consider the domestic and foreign events of the time period. What else may have factored into this skepticism about President Wilson’s cherished foreign policy objectives?
Your initial post must substantively integrate evidence from the assigned readings, including at least two full citations in proper APA or Chicago style.