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Important Dates:

  • January 8, 1918. President Woodrow Wilson presents his Fourteen Points to Congress which introduces his idea for a League of Nations.
  • January 1919. League of Nations created at Paris Peace Conference.
  • February 3-14, 1919. League of Nations Covenant is drafted.
  • March 2, 1919. U.S. Senate opposes League of Nations until peace treaty is completed.
  • April 11, 1919. Geneva chosen as the location for the League of Nations.
  • January 16, 1920. First League Council session takes place in Paris.
  • January 16, 1920. U.S. Senate votes against U.S. participation in the League.
  • November 15-December 18, 1920. First League Assembly session meets.

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  • [Try the following terms in combination, proximity, or as phrases using Search Pages in Chronicling America.] Wilson, League, Geneva.
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results.
  • Try searching for the terms League and Nations within 5 words of each other.

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