I need help understanding the meaning of these drawings.Well, I'm going to do an Oral presentetation about the I World War and I see this daws and I don't understad the meaning. Plz. Someone can...

I need help understanding the meaning of these drawings.

Well, I'm going to do an Oral presentetation about the I World War and I see this daws and I don't understad the meaning.

Plz. Someone can help me?

http://rutlandhs.k12.vt.us/jpeterso/MOREWW1/TIEDUP.JPG

 

http://knowledgenews.net/moxie/moxiepix/a1907.jpg

 

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/3281282/Hulton-Archive

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

All of these cartoons have to do with the League of Nations which was set up after World War I.  The last (on your list) is a questioning cartoon -- it is asking the reader to think about whether the League of Nations (a new baby) is going to turn out well or not.  The cartoonist hopes for good, but is not sure.

The other two are arguing against the League.  The one with the snake and rabbit is saying that the League will be helpless to do anything about international conflicts.  It is implying that the conflicts will kill the League just as a snake could kill a rabbit.

The third one shows a reason why the US should not, in the cartoonist's opinion, join the League.  The cartoonist is saying that all the other countries would be able to tie our hands -- to prevent us from doing what we want to do -- if we join the League.

leabc eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The League of Nations was the cornerstone of Wilson's 14 points.  He was forced to make many concessions in order to obtain the support of the European nations at Versailles.  Unfortunately, Wilson was short-sighted in his dealings with American politicians.

He chose not to bring any Republicans with him to Europe for the negotiations.  Then when he returned with the Treaty, the Republicans in Congress refused to sign off and join the League.  One of their primary arguments was that the League would force America into foreign entanglements.  America would be forced to join wars to settle others disputes.  If this were the case, Congress would lose their Constitutional power of declaring war.