American Portraits

Breaking the Heart of the World: Henry Cabot Lodge, the Treaty of Versailles, and Integrity

In this lesson, students will read and discuss the integrity of Henry Cabot Lodge during the debates regarding the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations following World War I. In analyzing his actions, students will learn how to better act with integrity in their own lives.

Founding Principles

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Civil Discourse

Reasoned and respectful sharing of ideas between individuals is the primary way people influence change in society/government, and is essential to maintain self-government.

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Representative / Republican Government

Form of government in which the people are sovereign (the ultimate source of power) and authorize representatives to make and carry out laws.

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Separation of Powers

A system of distinct powers built into the Constitution to prevent an accumulation of power in one branch.

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