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Extracts from a report published in July 1919 on US public opinion towards the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations
(Catalogue ref: CAB 1/28)
CAB 1/28; report on US public opinion towards the Treaty of Versailles, July 1919

How to use this source:

Study this source carefully. It contains information that could be helpful in deciding why it was so hard to make peace. As you study the source, ask yourself:

  • Does this source suggest that the American people are deeply concerned about the treaty?
  • What is the attitude of Americans towards the idea of a League of Nations
  • What is the view of American people on how Germany should be treated?
  • Would you say that opinions in the United States were closer to the opinions of France (source 1 in this case study), Britain (source 2) or Germany (source 3)?

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