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Newspaper extracts describing reaction in the USA to the Treaty, 29 June 1919
(The New York Times)
New York Times describing reaction in USA to the Treaty, June 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:

  • Do you get the impression that this newspaper was celebrating the Treaty?
  • What problems or difficulties are revealed in the headlines?
  • According to this source, how much opposition is there towards the Treaty and President Wilson's idea of a League of Nations?
  • Does the New York Times think that the US Senate will accept the Treaty?

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