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Should the Senate have approved the Treaty of Versailles?

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kristibsutamante | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted April 5, 2012 at 1:20 PM via web

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Should the Senate have approved the Treaty of Versailles?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 5, 2012 at 1:29 PM (Answer #1)

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No, the Senate should not have approved the Treaty of Versailles as it was presented to them.  Instead, President Wilson should have been less adamant about having the treaty passed exactly the way that he had submitted it to the Senate.  If Wilson would have been more willing to compromise, the treaty could well have passed.  There were legitimate worries about the treaty on the part of some of the Senators.  If Wilson would simply have accommodated them, the treaty could have been passed in a more acceptable form.  The Senate was right to have reservations about some parts of the treaty and Wilson should have compromised with them.

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