President Wilson appeared before Senate committee

On August 19, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to urge the ratification of the Treaty of Versailles. Wilson had played a large role in the drafting of the treaty, which brought an end to World War I and established the League of Nations. The treaty was later rejected by the Senate. The US never joined the League of Nations.


Wilson following his return from negotiating the treaty in Europe.

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