March 19, 1920: US Senate neglects to ratify Treaty of Versailles for a second time

Once again, Henry Cabot Lodge and his Republican-led Senate rejected the ratification of the Treaty of Versailles in March 1920. With a 49-35 vote to reject the peace accord, the United States left the conditions of the agreement to be enforced by European powers. Lodge was concerned not just about the United States losing control by joining with the European nations, but also about the potential cost involved in membership of the group.

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