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Albert B. Cummins Speech on the League of Nations, February 1919

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Courtesy of State Historical Society of Iowa, Cummins, Albert B., pp. 2-4, 30-31, February 1919


This is a copy of Iowa U.S. Senator Albert B. Cummins' speech before a joint session of Congress. The focus of the speech is about the League of Nations' constitution. 

Transcript of Albert B. Cummins Speech on the League of Nations

Source-Dependent Questions

  • How did Cummins’ stance against the League differ from other senators with respect to Americanism?
  • How did Cummins reconcile his rejection of isolationism with his vote against involvement in the League of Nations? Do you agree with Cummins argument? Support your answer with evidence from this or other sources.