The Declaration Of The Treaty Of Versailles Essay

1548 Words Mar 1st, 2016 7 Pages
Although many Americans stood against the Treaty of Versailles, therefore supporting the World War, several other Americans stood by ratification of the Treaty and the end to a long, violent war. First, men in opposition to Wilson’s entry into the war, such as Hoover, believed that war was an unnecessary evil that was prohibiting the United States from prospering economically. In Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson, November 19, 1919 (document 3) Hoover believes that it is necessary to continue trade with Europe in order to flourish. Therefore, a quick end to the war is important to help boost trade with Europe once again. Also, ratification of the Treaty is necessary to gain support for the end to the bloody war as the plan in words itself will not be enough to rally support. Hoover believes, in direct opposition to President Wilson, that with the ratification of Article 10 of the Treaty, the League of Nations would greatly benefit the country as a whole by providing a way to maintain the peace amongst the quarrelling countries. Therefore, the purpose of Hoover’s letter/ speech was to garner support for the ending of war. In ratifying the Treaty, it became clear that Hoover was against the war and was ready for an end to the fighting. Second, Americans who opposed the war, such as those involved in the Senate, viewed the war as negative. For example, in the Tribune Media Services (document 4), Senate is depicted as a hero, preventing the United States from entering another…

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