Social Studies - 2018-19

VUS.9c - Treaty of Versailles & League of Nations

The student will apply social science skills to understand the emerging role of the United States in world affairs during the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by

c) evaluating and explaining the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, with emphasis on the national debate in response to the League of Nations.


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

Unit Themes

Unit Essential Questions

Foreign Policy 

What forces shape US foreign policy?

Government

How does democracy shape the American experience? 

Change

How has America changed over time? 


UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

The Treaty of Versailles failed to secure a just and lasting peace.

ESSENTIALS

Treaty of Versailles 

 The French and English insisted on punishment of Germany. 

 A League of Nations was created. 

 National boundaries were redrawn, creating many new nations. 

 The Mandate System was established in the Middle East.

League of Nations debate in United States 

 Many senators objected to United States foreign policy decisions being made by international organizations rather than United States leaders. 

 The United States Senate’s failure to approve the Treaty of Versailles led to the United States not joining the League of Nations.


KEY VOCABULARY

Terms & Events

WWI

Freedom of the seas

Neutral

Self-determination

Fourteen Points

League of Nations

Mandate system

Treaty of Versailles

Isolationism

People

Woodrow Wilson

Allies

Central Powers

Places

Europe in WWI

Post WWI Europe

Updated: May 18, 2018