The attachment here contains excerpts from two speeches given in the Senate during the debate over whether or not the United States should join the League of Nations. Henry Cabot Lodge led the debate against joining the League and made a very clear and powerful argument for why the U.S. should not join.
John Sharp Williams, an ally of President Woodrow Wilson, made an equally powerful, but not quite as clear (to us today) argument for why the U.S. should join the League of Nations.
Read these excerpts and summarize in your own words the argument you agree with and explain why you agree with that side. Your answer should be about two typed pages, double-spaced, and include some of the points made by the senators. Don’t try to understand every reference the senators make, just their most important arguments.