What is the main idea of the Treaty of Versailles?
The treaty was given to the German delegation to sign at Versailles, France, on May 7, 1919. The German delegates strongly objected to its severe terms. The Allies made only small changes, however. Germany was allowed to keep only a small volunteer army and navy. It was forbidden to have submarines, tanks, or an air force. It was also forced to pay a great deal of money for its share in starting the war. These payments were called reparations. The representatives of the Allies and of Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919.
How did Wilson support for the League of Nation stand in the way of Senate support for the Treaty of Versailles?
The U.S. senate, at the time, was composed of a majority of Republicans. These Senators believed that the Treaty of Versailles was too harsh on the Germans. On the other hand, President Wilson was in favor of the Treaty of Versailles. Wilson's inability to compromise with these Republican senators with the amendment of the Fourteen Points as proposed by Wilson was the main reason why the Treaty of Versailles was defeated. The U.S. senate, at…