SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1089: Answer and Explanation
4. Henry Cabot Lodge objected to the League of Nations on the grounds that it
A. violated the Constitution.
B. might lead the United States into future wars.
C. was too idealistic to be workable.
D. was to be located outside of the United States.
E. violated the principals of self-determination.
Correct Answer: B
Lodge objected to Article X in the Treaty of Versailles, which established the League of Nations. He felt that U.S. participation in the League of Nations would lead the United States into war again. There was no constitutional argument against the League. Although some considered Wilson idealistic, this was not Lodge's criticism of the League of Nations. Location of the League was not an issue, and the League was not imposing government on any nations and, therefore, was not a violation of self determination.